William Shatner Roasts Facebook Over Fake News

Iconic actor William Shatner called out Facebook on Tuesday after they promoted a fake news story on his birthday claiming that he was dead.

After a Twitter user sent a screenshot to Shatner of a “sponsored” post from “Avocet Retail Sales” on Facebook claiming that the Star Trek star had passed away.

Shatner wrote in response on Twitter, “Hey @facebook isn’t this your messenger app? What’s up with you allowing this Acocet Retail Sales ad to pass your muster? Thought you were doing something about this?”

Following Shatner’s complaint, Facebook’s Director of Product Management Rob Leathern promptly responded to let the actor know that the advertisement had been removed.

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