Jim Carrey: Users should yank their Facebook accounts

Actor Jim Carrey
Updated 08 February 2018
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Jim Carrey: Users should yank their Facebook accounts

LOS ANGELES: Delete your account. That is what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news.
The star of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “The Mask” said on Twitter that he’s dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the US presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says the company is still not doing enough to stop it.
The 56-year-old Carrey encouraged other investors and users to do the same.
He ended his tweet with the hashtag “unfriendfacebook.”
Facebook has not responded to Carrey’s tweet, but founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said stemming the flow of misinformation is among the company’s foremost goals.


Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

Updated 15 October 2018
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Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

  • Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests
  • Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012, when the Australian ex-hacker applied for asylum

LONDON: A media report says that Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests.
The nine-page memo published Monday by the Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio says Assange is prohibited from “interfering in the internal affairs of other states.”
The document also orders Assange to keep the embassy clean, threatening to confiscate Assange’s pet cat if he does not look after it.
The Associated Press could not immediately authenticate the document, but Codigo Vidrio has a track record of publishing inside material from within the London embassy. Messages left with Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry and WikiLeaks representatives were not immediately returned.
Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012, when the Australian ex-hacker applied for asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden.