Neil Young Quits Facebook Over Sponsorship Of Conservative Gala

Neil Young just said goodbye to Facebook.

The Canadian music icon has deleted his account on the social network, citing Facebook’s “obvious commitments” to conservative politics.

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Young announced the news in a post on his website The Neil Young Archives.

“Facebook is facing criticism for sponsoring the annual gala dinner of the Federalist Society, the powerful right-wing organization behind the nomination of the conservative supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh,” he wrote.

“This turn of events, in addition to the false information regularly supplied to the public on Facebook, with its knowledge, has caused us to re-evaluate and change our use policy,” he continued. “I don’t feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other. It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.”

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Young has been publicly considering getting off Facebook since a post on his website last month.

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