“Star Wars” star Mark Hamill deleted his Facebook account on Sunday, saying that Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley — States probe the tech giants Executives personally signed off on Facebook-Google ad collusion plot, states claim States push forward with Facebook antitrust case, reportedly probe VR unit MORE, the co-founder and CEO of the social media outlet, “values profit more than truthfulness.”
Hamill announced his departure from Facebook in a tweet, saying, “I know this is a big 'Who Cares?' for the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night.”
So disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I've decided to delete my @Facebook account. I know this is a big "Who Cares?" for the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night. #PatriotismOverProfits > https://t.co/seb2eJMTo6— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 12, 2020
The post has received more than 19,000 retweets and 165,000 likes as of Monday evening.
Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, made his announcement after Facebook declared it does not plan to make changes to its political advertising policy that allows misinformation in ads ahead of the 2020 election.
The Hill reached out to Facebook for comment.
The “Star Wars” star is not the only actor to criticize Facebook.
“Borat” actor Sacha Baron Cohen also attacked Facebook during a November speech while accepting an award from the Anti-Defamation League, saying that if Facebook had been around during Adolf Hitler’s reign, he could have posted “30-second ads on his ‘solution’ to the ‘Jewish problem.’”
Facebook denounced Cohen at the time, saying he “misrepresented Facebook’s policies” since hate speech is banned on the website.