Neil Young reportedly will spend approximately 3 15,350 (US $ 20,000) to remove the Facebook and Google login feature on his archive site, citing conglomerate policies regarding the upcoming US presidential election as the reason of this action.
As reported by variety, a post on Neil Young’s Archives website claimed that “Facebook knowingly allows untruths and lies in its political ads to circulate on the platform as worlds sow discord among users.”
“Planting discord and chaos in our country through political misinformation is something we cannot condemn. Simply put, Facebook is suffering with our choices.”
No explanation was provided as to why Google is also a target and it is not clear why disabling logins using those platforms will cost the reported amount.
The statement on the website goes on to say, in part, “If you use Facebook or Google to sign in, we̵7;ll ask you to go through a quick process the next time you sign in – it’s just a few extra clicks. At the end of the process , your account will be transferred to use your email address and a login password.Goodbye Facebook and Google buttons.
“We have been working on this project for a couple of months. Trying to break free from the corrupt social platform is a costly and time-consuming process for the NYA. Our cost will be nearly $ 20,000 to disconnect as we treat our subscribers with respect, making it as easy as possible for them to continue with us after Facebook. “
Read the full statement here.
Earlier this month, Young announced he would sue President Donald Trump for unauthorized use of his music at campaign rallies, placing the lawsuit on the archives page.
Young had shared an open letter to Trump in July after he used rock artist Rockin ‘songs’ In the Free World’, Like Like a Hurricane ‘and C Cowgirl in the Sand’ before his speech at Mount Rushmore.
“Although I have repeatedly asked you to please do not use music because it shows that I support your agenda, you have always played my songs anyway in your rallies, regardless of my rights,” Young wrote.
Young then released a rewrite of his 2006 song ‘Looking for a Leader’, with edited lyrics criticizing the Trump presidency.