Kim Kardashian West on Tuesday determined to freeze her Facebook and Instagram accounts, as she and different celebrities known as on the social media platforms to cease the unfold of hate and misinformation.
“Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” Kardashian West mentioned in a tweet, as she joined the “Stop Hate for Profit” marketing campaign that has pressured Facebook to take away hate speech.
The marketing campaign, launched earlier this yr, gained the help of dozens of main firms in an promoting boycott of the social media big.
Kardashian West, a businesswoman and actuality TV star, has change into an influential powerhouse of social change in latest months, elevating the difficulty of local weather change to her thousands and thousands of followers and lobbying the White House for legal justice reform.
With 188 million Instagram followers, Kardashian West has one of many prime 10 most adopted accounts worldwide.
She plans to freeze her accounts on Wednesday. Facebook didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. The firm had mentioned it might group up with civil rights teams and consultants to develop extra instruments to struggle hate speech.
Other celebrities and actors together with Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence and Sacha Baron Cohen additionally tweeted on Tuesday, calling on Facebook to do extra to cease the unfold of misinformation, utilizing the hashtag #StopHateForProfit.
The marketing campaign inspired customers to submit concerning the harms that Facebook is inflicting on society and the significance of voting. It features a 24-hour Instagram “Freeze” on September 16.