Kim Kardashian West to Freeze Instagram to Protest Facebook


Kim Kardashian West, who has one of the largest Instagram followers in the world, said on Tuesday that she would join other high profile users in protesting Instagram’s parent company Facebook and its handling of disinformation and hate.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Orlando Bloom, Kerry Washington and Sacha Baron Cohen are also among those also taking part in the protest, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

“I love that I can connect with you directly through Instagram and Facebook, but I cannot remain silent as these platforms continue to allow the spread of hate, propaganda and disinformation,” Kardashian West wrote. in a message published to several. social media accounts Tuesday.

She added: “The misinformation shared on social media is having a serious impact on our elections and undermining our democracy. Join me tomorrow when I ‘freeze’ my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. ”

The coalition of civil rights groups that organized the Facebook advertising boycott in July announced Monday that it called on businesses and celebrities to stop posting on Instagram for a day on Wednesday in protest against the management of the hate by Facebook on its platform and call on the company to stop allowing politicians to lie in political ads.

Organizers, including ADL and NAACP, pointed to Facebook’s inability to shut down the page of a Kenosha militia group as a reason to protest.

Asked about the Kardashian West announcement, a Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.


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