Susan Sarandon is quitting Facebook in protest at the scandal which breached users’ private information.
The actress and activist tweeted her decision in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal in which the company obtained private information from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission.
Bosses at the company, who worked on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, were also covertly filmed by reporters from U.K. network Channel 4 News boasting about their ability to sway elections.
Sarandon tweeted, “I’m leaving Facebook. #DeleteFacebook”, and shared a picture of a quote by German-American writer Charles Bukowski which read: “Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.”
She also shared the message on Instagram, a platform that’s owned by Facebook.
The 71-year-old Ray Donovan star has joined the growing list of celebrities and public figures abandoning Facebook in the wake of its privacy scandal. Actor Will Ferrell is one of the famous faces who announced he would be leaving the social media platform soon after the news broke.
“I’m reaching out to let you know that in 72 hours I will be deleting my Facebook account,” he wrote in a post.
The Anchorman star went on to explain that he personally didn’t like using social media but had viewed it as a valuable tool to promote comedy and charity projects over the years.
“I can no longer, in good conscience, use the services of a company that allowed the spread of propaganda and directly aimed it at those most vulnerable,” he stated.