The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 25,000 Wednesday briefly, but Facebook closed down 2.8 percent on the NASDAQ.
Call it the Jim Carrey crash.
On Tuesday, the comic star went on a Twitter rant, posting a thumbs down logo on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. He urged people to close their accounts and sell their stock.
He’s upset about Russian tampering with the 2016 election and how the Kremlin might have exploited Facebook.
While not saying how many Facebook shares he owned or sold, Carrey created a hashtag: #unfriendfacebook.
“We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms,” Carrey told CNBC. “This easy access has to be more responsibly handled. What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed. What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”
I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it. I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook pic.twitter.com/KHWgZzhhmp
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 6, 2018
Carrey went on: “For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it. Now, social media has created cyber-bridges over which those who do not have our best interest in mind can cross and we are allowing it. No wall is going to protect us from that.”
On that other platform, reactions were mixed:
— Trump’s D’plorable ❣️VEE 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@zooie222) February 7, 2018
Good for you Jim! ♥️
I don't have any stock but I haven't been able to stomach visiting FB bc of their enormously corrosive behavior. Zuckerberg is nauseating. #unfriendfacebook
— Miss Nambia de Normay (@MissBilious) February 6, 2018
But this is the same guy who told us that vaccines cause autism https://t.co/KkyQlVaUoq
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) February 7, 2018
In 2017 I did an #unfriendfacebook and wow – That was a whole lot of noise out of my life. Recommended!
— Daniel Vrangsinn (@danielvrangsinn) February 6, 2018
Like Twitter is any different #unfriendfacebook
— Donald J. Trump (@D0NALDJOHNTRUMP) February 7, 2018
#unfriendfacebook this is not a worthy idea of Jim carrey their are other sources as well used by other countries in elections. Is he going to unfriend all those. Offcourse counter measures needs to be taken.
— Anil jaswal (@Aniljawal) February 7, 2018
Why would Russia care about Facebook and Jim Carrey dumping their stock?
Huh, almost as if RU is heavily invested in FSBook or something… https://t.co/ldi3MNmF5j
— Pinche-Nunes Memo-Vendor (@Pinche_Pi) February 7, 2018
Anyone who decided they need help from Facebook on how they should vote presidential election really need to take a look at their own lives.
— Philip 🤪 (@fredspoon) February 7, 2018
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