Jim Carrey Urges People To Delete Facebook Over ‘Russian Interference’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Jim Carrey deleted his Facebook page and dumped the company’s stock Tuesday claiming the social media site profited from “Russian interference in our elections.”

“We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms,” the 56-year-old actor said in a statement to CNBC. “This easy access has to be more responsibly handled.” (RELATED: Jim Carrey: I Dreamed Of Beating Trump With Golf Club)

“What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed,” Carrey added. “What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”

“For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it,” he continued. “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 Tuesday, he urged his followers to delete their Facebook accounts and “unfriend Facebook” in a tweet.

“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,” the “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” star tweeted.