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Jim Carrey says users should yank their Facebook accounts

Carrey urges users to quit Facebook

LOS ANGELES | Delete your account.

That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor/comedian looks to pull the mask off fake news.

The star of numerous films like "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask" said on Twitter on Tuesday that he's dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says the company is still not doing enough to stop it.

The 56-year-old Carrey encouraged other investors and users to do the same. He ended his tweet with the hashtag "unfriendfacebook."

Facebook has not responded to Carrey's tweet, but founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said stemming the flow of misinformation is among the company's foremost goals.

Drake visits Miami homeless shelter

MIAMI | Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.

A news release from Miami's Lotus Village said Drake visited on Tuesday to support families who moved into the nonprofit's new shelter one week ago. Drake passed out $150 Target gift cards for the female residents.

The singer was in town shooting a music video. He made a pit stop at a local high school on Monday, performing for students and leaving them a $25,000 check for school uniforms.

The homeless shelter is trying to raise $25 million to expand its reach and become a national model for curbing homelessness among women and children. Its services include a community clinic, children's wellness center, yoga and a Zen garden.

Nichole Narlock took this photo about 8 miles outside of Lead and Deadwood.

Two Cents comments for Feb. 9

Republicans in the Legislature want ballot measure petitions that receive out-of-state money to have the disclaimer, "Paid for in part with out-of-state money." Perhaps, their campaign materials should be required to have the same disclaimer.

Thank you Cathie Harris for your work helping our less fortunate. The police department and mayor are absolutely wrong in not supporting your mission.

What is heartless is giving an alcoholic the false sense of security by thinking they can drink as much alcohol as they can consume in all kinds of weather and be safe in a temporary shelter.

The cold didn't kill those people; look at the real problem. Maybe open the old Prairie Market building as a shelter and a work center.  

Hooray and kudos to Take it Back SD ballot initiative sponsors for getting the drug-pricing initiative on the ballot, which 80 percent of voters agree with and the state tax dollars being spent on lower negotiated prices for drugs.

The stock show is proof we don't need a new civic center or arena as we are not a big city (like Sioux Falls, Denver) on the circuit for big entertainment. The mayor needs to quit beating a dead horse and make his legacy by fixing our streets.


02 09 history

ON FEB. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.

In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.

In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Ala.

In 1870, the U.S. Weather Bureau was established.

In 1942, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II. Daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the United States, with clocks moved one hour forward. 

In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," broadcast from New York on CBS.

In 1971, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in California's San Fernando Valley claimed 65 lives. The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man's third landing on the moon.

In 1984, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov, 69, died 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was followed by Konstantin U. Chernenko.

In 1991, voters in Lithuania overwhelmingly endorsed independence from the Soviet Union in a non-binding plebiscite.