Tech journalist Mossberg says he is leaving Facebook
A former tech columnist for The Wall Street Journal announced Monday that he will be deactivating his Facebook account, saying he is “no longer comfortable there,” reports Michael Burke of The Hill.
Burke writes, “Walt Mossberg, who was also a top editor at The Verge and Recode, said he will deactivate his Facebook and Facebook Messenger accounts.
“He explained his decision in a series of tweets.
“‘Some personal news: I’ve decided to quit Facebook around the end of the year. I am doing this — after being on Facebook for nearly 12 years — because my own values and the policies and actions of Facebook have diverged to the point where I’m no longer comfortable there,’ he wrote.
“‘I am also quitting Facebook-owned Instagram and Messenger. I will remain on Twitter, and will continue to communicate via iMessage, email and SMS text with those who have my email address and/or phone number. Obviously, people who follow me here can also reach me via DM,’ Mossberg added.”
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