Sep 15, 2020

Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of "Hate, propaganda and misinformation". "Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact," Kardashian West wrote in a statement on Tuesday. 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 focused on Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and last year attracted advertising revenue of almost $70bn. As a result of the boycott, shares in Facebook fell dramatically and US media reported that $7.2bn had been knocked off Mr Zuckerberg's personal net worth.

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