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- The actor Jim Carrey tweeted on February 6 that he was dumping his Facebook shares because the company profited from Russian interference in US elections.
- Facebook shares have fallen 14% after news surfaced that Cambridge Analytica accessed data of more than 50 million users without their permission.
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The actor Jim Carrey dumped his Facebook shares at exactly the right time.
"I'm dumping my
@facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they're still not doing enough to stop it," Carrey tweeted on February 6. "I encourage all other investors who care about our future to do the same. #unfriendfacebook."
Facebook shares closed at $185.31 on February 6, but have fallen more than 14% to their lowest level since September following news that Cambridge Analytica accessed data from 50 million users without their permission. The stock closed at $157.93 Monday.
The sell-off in Facebook shares was fast and furious. They shed as much as 20% in the days following the scandal, erasing roughly $73 billion in market cap. During the sell-off, Facebook has slipped one place in the rankings of the most valuable US companies, to sixth from fifth, and is now behind Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
Facebook shares are up almost 0.4% ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.
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