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Jim Carrey is trying to get a Facebook boycott going

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Facebook kind of sucks, whether it’s because of the way it’s constantly fumbling with its attempts to curb the spread of “fake news,” banning the wrong people because of complicated and easily manipulated policies, or attempting to convince us now to worry about the threat of malevolent AIs, but most of us lack the conviction to actually do something about Facebook. Instead, we just continue checking out feeds habitually, ignoring the nice things our friends say and getting annoyed by the political views of our relatives. Jim Carrey isn’t most people, as indicated by his occasional forays into anti-vaccine idiocy, and now his hatred of Facebook has grown so strong that he’s trying to organize a boycott of the social media service.


According to Business Insider, Carrey recently tweeted that he’s dumping his stock in Facebook and deleting his page because he believes the site “profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it.” He also said that he encourages other Facebook investors to do the same. He also sent a statement to Business Insider that expands on his argument, saying that the internet has created “cyber-bridges” that can be crossed by “those who do not have our best interest in mind,” and we are not doing enough to protect ourselves from them.

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Because of that, Carrey says we need “activist investors” who can send a message to companies like Facebook that “responsible oversight is needed.” He closed his statement by saying, “what the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”