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Jim Carrey is Calling for People to Delete Their Facebook Accounts #UnfriendFacebook

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Comedian Jim Carrey is urging people to delete their Facebook accounts.

Carrey tweeted on Tuesday that he was selling his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the company profited from Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. election.

“We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms,” Jim Carrey said in a statement to CNBC. “This easy access has to be more responsibly handled. What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed. What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”

Carrey added the hashtag “#unfriendfacebook.”

Facebook has since admitted up to 126 million people saw Russian-bought ads intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election. The company has also said its algorithms recommended content created by Russian operatives. Initially CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the idea that Facebook impacted the election were “crazy”. But, Zuckerberg later apologized for dismissing the concerns.

“For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it,” Carrey said. “Now, social media has created cyber-bridges over which those who do not have our best interest in mind can cross and we are allowing it. No wall is going to protect us from that.”

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