William Shatner Calls Out Facebook For Fake Story About His Death

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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William Shatner called out Facebook Wednesday after one of his followers alerted him to a story being promoted about his death, according to Fox News.

“Hey @facebook isn’t this your messenger app? What’s up with you allowing this Acocet Retail Sales ad to pass your muster? Thought you were doing something about this?” the 86-year-old actor tweeted, along with a link that showed the fake story.

A short time later, the “Star Trek” actor got a tweet from Facebook about them removing the “ad and page” from the site.

In true Shatner style, he had a great comeback.

“Thank you. I’m not planning on dying so please continue to block those kinds of ads,” Shatner tweeted.

The fake news also comes only hours before the beloved actor celebrates another birthday on Thursday.

Facebook made headlines this week after it was revealed that an analytics firm improperly accessed millions of user profiles and information.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has since issued an apology for the “breach of trust” in a lengthy post on the site.

“This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. But it was also a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We need to fix that.”