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Well-known horror creator Stephen King stirred controversy on Twitter for his comments on differ following this year’s Oscar nominations.

USA TODAY

Stephen King is signing off of Fb for correct. 

The suitable-selling horror creator announced on Twitter Friday that he’s strolling a ways from the social media platform months before the 2020 presidential election, over concerns about wrong records and privateness.

“I’m quitting Fb,” King, 72, wrote to his 5.6 million Twitter followers. “No longer cushty with the flood of untrue records that is allowed in its political advertising, nor am I assured in its potential to present protection to its customers’ privateness. Follow me (and Molly, aka The Thing of Unsightly) on Twitter, when you are taking care of.”

His legitimate Fb myth has since been deleted

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I’m quitting Fb. No longer cushty with the flood of untrue records that is allowed in its political advertising, nor am I assured in its potential to present protection to its customers’ privateness. Follow me (and Molly, aka The Thing of Unsightly) on Twitter, when you are taking care of.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 1, 2020

Fb announced in January that it might perhaps continue to allow on-line political adverts, despite moves by tech companies at the side of Google and Twitter to block or restrict the spread of adverts that might presumably comprise misinformation.

“Finally, we don’t judge choices about political adverts desires to be made by non-public companies, which is why we’re arguing for regulation that might note at some level of the commerce,” said Opt Leathern, Fb’s director of product administration.

Extra:  Fb will aloof allow political adverts but give customers strategies on what they explore

King, a conventional critic of President Donald Trump, is the most contemporary superstar to ditch Fb over its impact on politics. 

In 2018, Cher announced on Twitter that she changed into as soon as “taking away Fb” for “conspiring with Russia to execute our Democracy.”

Final month, “Well-known particular person Wars” actor Designate Hamill also said goodbye to the social media space.

“So disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profit bigger than truthfulness that I’ve determined to delete my @Fb myth,” Hamill tweeted on Jan. 12. “I know that is a immense ‘Who Cares?’ for the sector at big, but I will sleep greater at evening. #PatriotismOverProfits.”

Contributing: Brett Molina

Connected: Cher ditches Fb, Google for ‘conspiring with Russia to execute our democracy’

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