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Neil Young deleted his Facebook due to the company’s “obvious commitments to one side of politics”

“This turn of events, in addition to the false information regularly supplied to the public on Facebook, with its knowledge, has caused us to re-evaluate and change our use policy.”

November 21, 2019
Neil Young deleted his Facebook due to the company’s “obvious commitments to one side of politics” Neil Young   Kevin Winter

A few weeks after he warned that this might be coming — and a day after NBC reported that Mark Zuckerberg met with Peter Thiel and Donald Trump — Neil Young has deleted his Facebook, according to his website. This will likely seriously impede his ability to easily reach his heavily baby boomer audience while he promotes his new album, as Stereogum notes. “Facebook is facing criticism for sponsoring the annual gala of the Federalist Society, the powerful right wing organization behind the nomination of the conservative supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh. This turn of events, in addition to the false information regularly supplied to the public on Facebook, with its knowledge, has caused us to re-evaluate and change our use policy,” he wrote. “I don’t feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other. It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.”

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Neil Young deleted his Facebook due to the company’s “obvious commitments to one side of politics”