A dozen celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Michael Jordan are taking part in an online hate campaign. Facebook and Instagram users are called on not to use social networks this Wednesday, September 16.
“I cannot stand idly by, without saying anything, while the leaders of these platforms continue to tolerate the spread of hatred, propaganda and disinformation”, Kim Kardashian wrote on social media Tuesday, September 15.
The American star thus announced to withdraw from Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook) for twenty-four hours, this September 16. The billionaire joins the movement Stop Hate For Profit (“Stop hate for profit”), which denounces for several months “The repeated failures of Facebook in its handling of hate speech and disinformation around the elections”, cite CNBC.
Remove supremacist Facebook groups
Kim Kardashian West has 188 million’followers on Instagram. At his side, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, singer Katy Perry, ex-basketball player Michael Jordan and model Naomi Campbell are also participating in the initiative, identifies the American television channel, which explains:
The movement demands in particular the suppression by Facebook of groups which defend white supremacy, encourage hatred and violent small groups. He also calls for the ban of Facebook events calling for taking up arms and the abolition of the impunity enjoyed by politicians for the content they publish, particularly related to the elections. ”
The civil rights associations behind the #StopHateForProfit campaign had already called on advertisers to boycott Facebook in July. Starbucks, Coca-Cola and more than 600 companies had responded and stopped spending on Facebook for a month. Mark Zuckerberg then launched: “We’re not going to change our rules or our approach on anything because of a threat to a small percentage of our income.”
Lately, Facebook moderators did not remove a page from a militia in Kenosha, Midwest, calling for arms. Hundreds of reports have changed nothing. Facebook deleted the page only after a 17-year-old killed two protesters. A “dysfunction”, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, indicates the CNBC.
Like last July, “the repercussions [de cette journée de boycott] on the company’s profits are negligible ”, explains the American chain.
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