Neil Young has withdrawn completely from Facebook and is urging his fans to do the same.
Young referred to a recent event where Facebook sponsored a dinner for the Federalist Society, the conservative organisation founded in 1982.
In a statement at https://neilyoungarchives.com/news/1 Neil announced …
Facebook is facing criticism for sponsoring the annual gala dinner 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.
Young has been trying to become a US citizen but has hit a roadblock because of “my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem”.
“I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed. Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem.
The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes:
‘An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.’
I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named).
I will keep you posted, but I don’t think I will be able to remain parked here during the proceedings”.