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Loreena McKennitt: Why I’m leaving Facebook (Toronto Star Opinion Contributor)

(Official Press) - We thought you’d like to know Loreena has been interviewed by Nora Young, host of Spark, the CBC Radio One program broadcast coast to coast.

They discussed Loreena’s recent announcement she’ll be leaving Facebook June 1st, despite having more than half-a-million followers.

You can listen to the interview right now, or tune in this Sunday April 22 at 1 p.m. to your local CBC Radio One station. (Double check your regional program guide for times.)

 Spark shares conversations about our rapidly changing world and how technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us.

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“As I’ve watched tech representatives appear before Congress and parliamentary committees, I’m convinced that ambition and technology have raced ahead of law, policy and norms,” writes Loreena McKennitt. “This is not just a national problem. It’s a global problem seeking global solutions. Stricter data protection regulations and the breaking up of monopolies seem to be excellent starting points.”

Loreena McKennitt discussed her decision to shut down her Facebook page, which boasts over 547,000 followers, over privacy concerns.

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