Neil Young Considers Ditching Facebook Over Company’s Political Bias’
Neil Young is taking a stand against Facebook. He feels that social media is increasingly detrimental to the advancement of society.According to Sereogum, Facebook has recently made it clear that it won’t take down political ads, whether or not they’re false. Last month, there was leaked audio of Facebook chief executive talking in a meeting about how an Elizabeth Warren presidency would “suck for us.” NBC News reported that MarK Zuckerberg and Facebook board member Peter Thiel had a previously undisclosed dinner with Donald Trump at the White House last month.Related: Outspoken Audiophile Neil Young Endorses Arrival Of Amazon Music HDLast month, rock icon Neil Young talked about the possibility of leaving Facebook entirely. On the website of his Neil Young Archives reissue project, Young wrote:We keep looking at Facebook and wondering if we should be using that platform at all, given the latest news. It’s a problem we face together. FB gives you more than you want and it’s not all good. A lot of it is very bad misinformation about political campaigns and ads that are outright falsehoods. These are fine with Facebook, but not with NYA. If we were to leave Facebook with our social outreach we would lose communications with millions. If we continue to be on Facebook, we are conflicted about who we are.A statement shared via press release reads, “Amazon Music HD provides customers with the best quality recording available for streaming [CD-quality at 16-bit/44.1kHz], with more than 50 million songs in High Definition, and millions of songs in Ultra HD, the highest quality streaming audio available.”Amazon Music users can upgrade their existing subscription plan to the HD service for an additional $5 per month. The monthly cost for those who already have an Amazon Prime subscription can also upgrade to the HD service for $12.99 per month.While some artists have been very clear about their opposition to the business practices of streaming platforms, Neil Young seems to be all-in on the arrival of Amazon Music’s new high-fidelity upgrade.“Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high-quality streaming to the masses,” Young said in a quote included in Amazon’s press release. “This will be the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”Artists like The Raconteurs are already teaming up with Amazon Music HD to share exclusive new releases. The rock band exclusively shared two new recordings to the streaming platform on Tuesday.Learn more about Amazon Music HD and signing up for a free 90-day trial for the new service here.