Neil Young is becoming the granddaddy of rock we always wanted as he looks to take on two of the planets biggest corporations, Facebook and Google.
The singer-songwriter is set to spend around $20,000 to have the Facebook and Google login function removed from his archival website. Young has cited the conglomerates’ policies regarding the upcoming election as the reason.
Variety reported that Young’s website was making the claim that “Facebook knowingly allows untruths and lies in its political ads to circulate on the platform, while bots sow discord among users”
Adding: “Sowing dissent and chaos in our country via political disinformation is something we cannot condone. Simply put, Facebook is screwing with our election.”
There was little mention of Google in the statement on Young’s website but the following was posted: “If you use Facebook or Google for login, we are going to ask you to run through a quick process the next time you log in – it’s just a few extra clicks. At the end of the process, your account will be transitioned to use your email address and a password for login. Goodbye Facebook and Google buttons.
“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.”
You can find the full statement from Young here.