Neil Young Is Quitting Facebook Because of the Site's "Obvious Commitments" to Republicans

Neil Young Is Quitting Facebook Because of the Site's 'Obvious Commitments' to Republicans
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Old people supposedly love Facebook, but not all of them. Take Neil Young, for example. He's decided to ditch the platform, shutting down his long-running "Neil Young Archives" page on the site.

Young posted a new statement on the Neil Young Archives site with the decidedly Neil Young-esque title "FACEBOOK IS TOAST AT NYA." Here's the full post:

Facebook is facing criticism for sponsoring the annual gala of the Federalist Society, the powerful right wing organization behind the nomination of the conservative supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh.

This turn of events, in addition to the false information regularly supplied to the public on Facebook, with its knowledge, has caused us to re-evaluate and change our use policy.

I don't feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other. It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.

NYA, no longer interested in further links with FACEBOOK, will be discontinuing use.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you.


Considering the span and demographic of Young's fanbase, this is actually a pretty considerable sacrifice to ditch Facebook. 

Music-wise, Young released his new album Colorado with Crazy Horse last month.