October 18, 2021

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Kardashian West, Baron Cohen and DiCaprio are among the celebrities who joined the Instagram boycott

Kardashian West, Baron Cohen and DiCaprio are among the celebrities who joined the Instagram boycott

Dozens of celebrities boycotted Facebook and Instagram all day on Wednesday to raise awareness on hate on social media platforms.

Among those who joined the campaign were Kim Kardashian West, Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan.

Said actor Leonardo DiCaprio He joined Civil rights groups in the U.S. have called for “all Instagram and Facebook users to protest against hate, racism and the undermining of democracy on those platforms.”

Also featured were musician Michael Buble, actor Sacha Baron Cohen and comedian Beth Stelling.

The #StopHateForProfit movement, which called for a 24-hour “freeze” on Instagram on Wednesday, said Facebook was not doing enough to combat hate speech on its platforms.

In July, it persuaded hundreds of companies to pause ads on Facebook’s platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook says it has reformed monitoring of its hate speech and is appointing a new senior executive to oversee civil rights issues.

But #StopHateForProfit said platforms need to do more to implement anti-hate speech policies.

“We are approaching one of the most consequential elections in American history,” it said Advertising.

“Facebook’s untested and obscure” changes are “far less than what is needed to preserve our democracy.”

#StopHateForProfit did not direct on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Reddit, which campaigned that it “took strong action against dangerous conspiracy theories.”

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