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Neil Young has always been a politically-minded artist, but since becoming an American citizen he’s been more vocal than ever, speaking out against the Trump administration and now standing against tech titans like Google and Facebook.
Young has begun the process of removing social media log-ins from his Neil Young Archives website, now only allowing fans access with an email address.
“Facebook knowingly allows untruths and lies in its political ads to circulate on the platform, while bots sow discord among users,” Young writes. “Sowing dissent and chaos in our country via political disinformation is something we can not condone. Simply put, Facebook is screwing with our election.”
The endeavor will cost the site $20,000, but Young’s team is strong in their resolve, adding in another message, “We know it’s not convenient, but we believe we will be better for it. ‘Quality whether you want it or not!’”
Read Young’s full message below:
NYA DAYS AWAY FROM DROPPING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
We have been working on this project for a couple of months. Trying to disengage from the corrupt social platform is a costly and time-consuming process for NYA. Our cost will be almost $20,000 to disengage, while treating our subscribers with respect, making it as easy as possible for them to continue with us after Facebook.
The money we are spending to get out of this mess is designed to make it as easy as possible for our valued Facebook users to log in simply and securely to NYA without the social media platform involved in any way. It is in keeping with what we have been maintaining re: the irresponsible social media platform for the past two years.
NYA strives to be a place where music lovers can get all of my music at its highest quality, while keeping up on news and views from around the world that we wish to share. We are primarily a music platform featuring all the background information, films, videos, and credits associated with each piece of music we present while offering unparalleled listening quality.
thanks for your support,