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Neil Young spending $20,000 to disconnect his website from Facebook and Google

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2020

Neil Young

Neil Young says he is spending $20,000 to disconnect his website from Facebook and Google, a move that will mean fans can no longer login to that site using their Facebook or Google accounts.

Why go to that effort? Well, Young writes in a message to fans, “Facebook knowingly allows untruths and lies in its political ads to circulate on the platform, while bots sow discord among users. Sowing dissent and chaos in our country via political disinformation is something we can not condone. Simply put, Facebook is screwing with our election”.

He doesn’t go into any detail about his grievances with Google or really explain why these changes on the Neil Young Archives site are costing quite so much, although he adds: “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 login simply and securely to NYA without the social media platform involved in any way”.

Meanwhile, an email to fans outlining the changes states: “We thank you immensely for bearing with us through this process. We know it’s not convenient, but we believe we will be better for it. ‘Quality whether you want it or not!'”