- Sacha Baron Cohen called on YouTube and Google to suspend Donald Trump’s YouTube account
- Cohen urged tech giants to do the ‘right thing’ and save democracy
- Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have already blocked Trump from their respective social media platforms
Sacha Baron Cohen wants outgoing President Donald Trump banned from all social media platforms.
After Twitter, Facebook and Instagram suspended the president from their respective platforms following the Capitol Hill riots, the actor is now hoping that YouTube will line up and ban Trump’s account like others have done. .
Speaking to Twitter, the 49-year-old actor urged Alphabet officials, namely YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, to suspend Trump’s account from their sharing platform. videos and doing “the right thing” for American democracy.
“Virtually every social media company has deleted Trump… EXCEPT YouTube. Trump’s YouTube channel is ALWAYS showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS! Retweet and tell @Google, @sundapichai, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki – do the right thing BanTrumpSaveDemocracy, ”Cohen written on twitter.
In another tweet, the “Borat” star called YouTube the new “Trump TV” and criticized companies running ads on videos that allegedly incited rioters to storm the Capitol.
“YouTube is the new Trump TV. Trump’s YouTube channel shows +4000 videos of Trump including ‘stop the flight’ and calls for ‘fight! Corporate America – WHY are you showing your ads on You Tube Trump TV ?! RT to tell @Google, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki. BanTrumpSaveDemocracy ”, Cohen tweeted.
Aside from Cohen, actress Amy Schumer has also slammed the tech giants for taking no action on Trump’s behalf and noted that these companies give the president a platform to spread “lies and conspiracies.”
Other notable figures like Chelsea Handler, Judd Apatow, Monica Lewinsky and Lawrence O’Donnell also shared the same sentiment and made their voices heard.
“We all need to lobby and retweet @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki to stop the spread of disinformation,” Handler wrote, quoting Cohen’s tweet.
This is not the first time that the star of “Trial of the Chicago 7” has spoken out against the incumbent president. Recently, the Golden Globe winner admitted that he decided to revive Borat because of Trump’s presidency.
In an interview with Variety, Cohen revealed that he saw many threats to democracy under the Trump administration and believed it was the perfect time to resurrect the character.
“I felt that democracy was in danger. I felt people’s lives were in danger and I felt compelled to finish the movie, ”Cohen said, quoted by Variety.
Here are other celebrities supporting Cohen’s demand to ban Trump from YouTube: