Aaron Sorkin, the writer of The Social Network, the Oscar-winning film about Facebook, has left the social-networking site.
The 50-year-old revealed he had left Facebook during a discussion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week.
Sorkin said he had joined the site during the making of The Social Network but had since quit his account.
The West Wing writer won an Oscar for his screenplay of David Fincher’s film but during a discussion with The Wire’s producer and writer David Simon at Cannes, Sorkin said he had a problem with some aspects of social media, including the way people absorb news through Twitter.
‘I have a lot of opinions on social media that make me sound like a grumpy old man sitting on the porch yelling at kids,’ he admitted.
Sorkin isn’t the first person associated with The Social Network to quit the popular site. Jesse Eisenberg, who played Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg in the film, joined under a fake name during the film’s production but left soon after.
‘I joined under a fake name and was sent a message from Facebook suggesting people I should befriend,’ the actor said.
‘One of them was a girl my sister was friends with in high school. I don’t know how they found her, no idea. I signed off right then.’
The Social Network won three Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing at the 83rd Academy Awards in February.
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