Kim Kardashian announces that tomorrow she will "freeze" her Facebook and Instagram profiles because she cannot "keep silent" while spreading "hatred, propaganda and misinformation" and "dividing America".
- Kim Kardashian West announced Tuesday that she will "freeze" her Instagram and Facebook accounts as the platforms allow hate and misinformation
- She said, "I love that I can connect with you directly on Instagram and Facebook, but I can't watch and be silent."
- "These platforms allow the spread of hatred, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and divide America," she added
- The effort is part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, which seeks to hold social media companies accountable for hatred on their platforms
- You and other participants will be away from the platforms for 24 hours on Wednesday
Kim Kardashian West has announced that she will "freeze" her Instagram and Facebook accounts on Wednesday as the platforms allow the spread of hatred, propaganda and misinformation.
The 39-year-old reality star, who posts on social media daily and has received up to $ 1 million for social media endorsements, said the platforms allow groups to "sow divide" and "divide America" .
“I love that I can connect with you directly on Instagram and Facebook, but I can't watch these platforms continue to spread hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and divide America – Just to take steps after people have been killed, "she said in a long message on Tuesday.
She and other well-known personalities such as Mark Ruffalo, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Ashton Kutcher, Michael B. Jordan and Sacha Baron Cohen take part in the #StopHateForProfit protest.
The protest calls for Facebook, which owns Instagram, to ban sites promoting hatred, ban any event page with a call to arms, and remove election misinformation.
Kim Kardashian announced Tuesday that she was "freezing" her Instagram and Facebook accounts as the platforms allowed hatred and misinformation as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign
The 39-year-old reality star said groups are using the platforms to "sow division and divide America". The effort is part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, which seeks to hold social media companies accountable for hatred on their platforms
Misinformation spread on social media is having a serious impact on our elections and undermining our democracy. Please join me tomorrow when I "freeze" my Instagram and FB accounts to send Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Link in bio for more information on how to keep the truth, "added Kardashian West in her post.
Kardashian is the seventh most popular person on Instagram with 188 million followers and has more than 30 million fans on Facebook.
The campaign calls on attendees to take part in a 24-hour Instagram freeze on September 16. The “action week” ends on September 18th with a call for votes.
The campaign accuses the platform of "undermining democracy" and taking advantage of hate groups and sites being able to use its websites.
More than 1,200 companies, including big brands like Unilever, Verizon, Adidas and Ford, have also joined the boycott.
Kardashian is very active on Instagram and posts virtually every day. She uses the platform to promote her latest products like her upcoming perfume line
The protest is led by the same coalition of civil rights groups that led a month-long advertising boycott against Facebook in July after the death of George Floyd.
DailyMail.com has asked Facebook to comment on the protest.
Facebook has come under fire because questionable ads were displayed in the 2016 elections and hate groups were able to gather on its platforms.
However, it is unclear whether the boycott will affect the tech giant's practices.
Facebook has also been heavily criticized for failing to end a self-proclaimed militia group's online event to demand an attack on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after police shot Jacob Blake, according to The Verge.
On August 26, two people were killed by a 17-year-old anti-protester armed with a rifle.
Afterwards it became known that the Kenosha Guard, a group calling itself militia organization, issued a "call to arms" on the platform.
At least two separate Facebook users reported the account for inciting violence before the shooting, but the Kenosha Guard's Facebook page was not closed until the morning after the fatal shooting.
Facebook said in a statement at the time that the company's investigation found no direct links between the shooting and the Kenosha Guard accounts.