Jim Carrey calls for Facebook boycott to protest election interference
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Comedian Jim Carrey is encouraging people to delete their Facebook accounts and sell any stock in the company to protest the social media giant profiting from Russian interference in the 2016 election.
 
Carrey took to Twitter on Tuesday to say Facebook was not doing enough to stop Russian trolls from influencing users with disinformation or "fake news." 
 
“I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re not doing enough to stop it,” Carrey tweeted, along with an original drawing of CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergJim Carrey calls for Facebook boycott to protest election interference Five takeaways from tech giants' end-of-year reports Overnight Tech: Senators want probe of company selling fake Twitter followers | Google parent made over 0B in 2017 | House chair threatens to subpoena DHS over Kaspersky MORE.
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Facebook revealed in October that as many as 126 million people may have seen content posted by Kremlin-linked accounts or created by Moscow operatives. 
 
Samidth Chakrabarti, Facebook’s product manager for civic engagement, admitted in a blog post last month that Facebook was “too slow” in dealing with the threats in 2016 and said it was harmful to democracy. 
 
Zuckerberg announced in January they would be implementing new algorithms and hiring human reviewers to catch false stories and promote more local news sources.