Jim Carrey dumps Facebook stock and deletes his page

By Personal Finance23FOXBusiness

Comedian Jim Carrey announced that he is dumping his Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock and deleting his fan page after claims the social media giant profited from Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.

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Carrey tweeted the news Tuesday, saying his decision was prompted by the company’s inability to stop the spread of fake news from circulating its feed.

“They’re still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook,” the actor tweeted.

A spokesperson for Facebook did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment on the tweet. Facebook shares, however, are down 1% Wednesday.

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In an email to FOX Business, Jim Carrey said, "For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it. 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."

Carrey said the blame must fall on the leaders of these social media platforms.

"This easy access has to be more responsibly handled," he wrote. "What the world needs is capitalism with a conscience."

Last September, CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for his initial comments, saying the idea of Facebook impacting the election was “crazy” and admitted that nearly 126 million of its users were impacted by ads bought by Russia to sway the election.

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