The “Star Wars” actor deleted his account on the social media platform to protest its decision to continue allowing political ads containing lies. He also took a swipe at the company’s billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the process.
Hamill tweeted Sunday he was “so disappointed” Zuckerberg “values profit more than truthfulness.” “I know this is a big ‘Who Cares?’ for the world at large, but I’ll sleep better at night.”
Hamill also used the hashtag #PatriotismOverProfits and two emoji that appeared to indicate loyalty to the U.S. flag is greater than money. But he used an emoji of the Malaysian flag. Hamill corrected himself in a second post:
Hamill’s tweet was well received among many of his fans, including bestselling “The Cartel” author Don Winslow:
Hamill’s public stance against Facebook follows British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s scorching speech against the platform at an Anti-Defamation League summit on anti-Semitism and hate in November. Cohen called for “a fundamental rethink of social media and how it spreads hate, conspiracies and lies.”