Actor Mark Hamill decided to part ways and delete his Facebook account due to the company’s unwillingness to censor political ads that might be untruthful.

The actor made the announcement on Twitter where he claimed that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg valued profits more than truthfulness.

Hamill wrote, “So disappointed that Mark Zuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I’ve decided to delete my Facebook account.”

He added, “I know this is a big “Who Cares?” for the world at large, but I’ll sleep better at night. Patriotism Over Profits.” The tweet featured a Malaysian flag instead of the American flag.

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Hamill would eventually correct his mistake in a subsequent tweet showing the American flag.

According to the linked article from Hamill’s Tweet. The company wasn’t looking to make any changes to its ad policy to the Facebook platform ahead of the 2020 elections.

In the New York Time’s report, Facebook made clear that though there were members of congress hoping to pressure the tech giant to become abettors of truth by reviewing political ads for false information; the company decided to not be that deeply involved in the process and continue to sell ads on their platforms.

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This comes after other social media platforms such as Twitter have decided against selling political ads on their platforms.

Because of the company’s stance, Hamill decided against using Facebook. Though you can still catch the actor on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Mark Hamill wasn’t the only actor to be upset by Facebook’s stance on political advertisements. Comedian and actor John Leguizamo also took a swipe at the social media platform.

Leguizamo claimed, “We can’t have free and fair elections in America because tech gangster #MarkZuckerberg and his Facebook won’t allow it! Our democracy dies because of Mark!”

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Back in December, Mark Zuckerberg explained his hands-off approach when it came to the idea of Facebook deciding what was true and untrue on their platform. While speaking with CBS This Morning the CEO stated: “At the end of the day, I just think that in a democracy, people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.”

Zuckerberg has been getting heat from celebrities for a few months now due to his views and policies regarding ads on Facebook.

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Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen criticized Zuckerberg writing, “If he owned a fancy restaurant and 4 neo-Nazis came goose-stepping into the dining room and were talking loudly about wanting to kill ‘Jewish scum’, would he serve them an elegant eight course meal? Or would tell them to get the f**k out of his restaurant? It’s the same thing.”

What do you think about Mark Hamill’s stance twoards Facebook? Does it make sense, especially since he still has his Instagram account? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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