Kim Kardashian West along with other Hollywood celeb ready to boycott Facebook and Instagram

Kim Kardashian West, along with a dozen other celebrities, joins a campaign to boycott Facebook and Instagram to protest against the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation”.

Several Hollywood Celebrities have taken a decision to freeze their Instagram and Facebook accounts to protest against the spread of hate, propaganda and misinformation which is being carried out by the mentioned social media platforms in different manners.

The move is part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign which was organised by civil rights activists. The Hollywood celebrities will freeze their accounts for 24 hours on Wednesday. The organisers of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, which was launched in June, accuse Facebook and Instagram of not doing enough to stop hate speech and disinformation.

The group has mainly focused on Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and last year attracted advertising revenue of approximately $70bn. Many of the businesses and major civil rights groups – including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League (AD) – have signed up for the #StopHateforProfit campaign.

“We are quickly approaching one of the most consequential elections in American history,” the group said in a statement. “Facebook’s unchecked and vague ‘changes’ are falling dangerously short of what is necessary to protect our democracy.”

With regard to this decision, Kim Kardashian West said, “I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart.” She also said that “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy.

Kim Kardashian West also urged her followers to join her in the movement as she shared a photo on her Instagram account, along with which she said, “I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed. Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy.  Please join me tomorrow when I will be “freezing” my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Link in bio for more info on how to preserve truth.”

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Other celebrities that have taken the decision to freeze their social media accounts are Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as singer Katy Perry.

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