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Stephen King axes Facebook over misinformation – Source CNET Internet News


Legendary author Stephen King is critical of Facebook’s policy allowing politicians to lie in their ads.

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Horror writer Stephen King has dumped Facebook after expressing concerns about misinformation and privacy risks on the social network. The legendary author singled out Facebook’s policy that lets politicians lie in political ads.

“I’m quitting Facebook,” the author said on Twitter Friday. “Not comfortable with the flood of false information that’s allowed in its political advertising, nor am I confident in its ability to protect its users’ privacy. Follow me (and Molly, aka The Thing of Evil) on Twitter, if you like.”

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