Stephen King has announced that he is shutting down his Facebook account, purportedly because the platform is awash with disinformation. The social media giant has come under fire for its unwillingness to police political ads.
The famed horror writer said that his departure was motivated by the “flood of false information that’s allowed in its political advertising,” as well as a lack of confidence in the company’s ability to protect its users’ privacy. The good news is that you can still follow him on Twitter, he wrote in a Twitter post.
King’s exit from Facebook comes several weeks after the outspoken liberal was bombarded by woke outrage on social media, following his rather benign remark suggesting that diversity should not take precedence over quality in art.