Sony Deletes ‘The Interview’s’ Social Media Profiles in Wake of Hack, Movie’s Cancellation

The controversial film’s Facebook page has been deleted while all of its tweets have been deleted

Last Updated: December 21, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Sony Pictures has wiped its social media profiles for “The Interview,” including the film’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

While the Twitter account still exists, it says “@TheInterview hasn’t tweeted yet,” which means that Sony deleted all of the previous tweets from that account. At last count, the account had approximately 35,000 followers on Twitter.

A Facebook page for “The Interview” was deleted completely. The page had more than 366,000 fans at the time it was erased.

Sony’s decisions to eradicate “The Interview’s” social media presence shows it is now paying attention to digital assets. On Thursday, after the film had been pulled from the theaters, an automated Sony account uploaded a new trailer for “The Interview,” which many observers thought was odd since the film’s release had been canceled.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed “The Interview,” which stars Rogen and James Franco as journalists who are recruited by the C.I.A. to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The FBI recently announced that North Korea was “responsible” for a debilitating hack of Sony Pictures, thought North Korean officials have denied any involvement and offered to jointly investigate the cybercrime with U.S. authorities.