Hollywood celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Ruffalo are participating in a one-day boycott of Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday in order to protest the spread of “hate, propaganda, and misinformation” on the platforms.
Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, a frequent critic of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, is also supporting the boycott, telling the social media giant to “stop spreading the hate, lies and conspiracies that enflame our societies.”
The one-day boycott comes from the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, organized by mostly left-wing advocacy groups including the NAACP, Color of Change, and the Anti-Defamation League. The boycott has recruited celebrities and companies to “freeze” their social media accounts for 24 hours, refraining from posting and sharing all types of content.
Stop Hate for Profit is accusing Facebook of “inciting violence, spreading racism and hate, and contributing to electoral disinformation.” The advocacy groups are blaming Facebook for some of