Powerful Kim Kardashian on Facebook and Instagram strike
Hollywood superstar Kim Kardashian, West, and dozens of other celebrities have announced that they will withdraw their social media accounts to protest the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation.
“Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact,” Kardashian West said in a statement yesterday.
The moving part of a Stop Hate for Profit campaign organized by civil rights activists
Celebrities will suspend their accounts for 24 hours today
“These platforms continue to spread hatred, propaganda, and misinformation, and I can no longer remain silent. Misinformation on social media has a profound effect on our election (US presidential election) and undermines our democracy.
Other celebrities who have agreed to join the strike include actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha, Baron-Cohen, and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as singer Katy Perry.
These platforms provide malicious information and I just can’t sit still,” Perry wrote on Instagram.
American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. Ashton Kutcher has millions of followers and joins the strike, said these tools not built to spread hatred and violence.
Organizers of the Stop Hate For Profit campaign, which launched in June, have accused Facebook and Instagram not enough to stop hate speech and misinformation.
The group also focuses on Facebook
which now owns Instagram and WhatsApp, and last year grossed $ 70 billion in advertising revenue.
Thousands of business and major civil rights groups, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League (AD), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Signed.
“We are fast approaching the most productive election in American history,” the group said in a statement.
“Unauthorized and obscure ‘changes’ on Facebook are becoming less dangerous than what is needed to protect our democracy.”
mark Zuckerberg told the BBC’s Simon Jack that Facebook was “removing” coronavirus misinformation. In June, Facebook said it would label malicious or misleading posts as newsworthy.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social media company
Mark Zuckerberg said, that social media company bans advertising “people of a particular race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status” pose a threat to others. Shares plummeted as a result of the strike and US media reported that Zuckerberg’s personal net worth had been cut by $ 7.2 billion.
Regulators and policymakers around the world are concerned about the growth of hate speech not on Facebook but on all social media platforms, and many countries are beginning to question how technology companies are dealing with this issue.