Kim Kardashian West on Tuesday decided to freeze her Facebook and Instagram account, as she and other celebrities made calls on social media platforms to stop the spread of hate and misinformation.
“Misinformation shared on social media severely impacts our elections and weakens our democracy,” Kardashian West said in TweetAs, she joined the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign, which put pressure on Facebook remove Hate speech.
The campaign, launched earlier this year, garnered the support of dozens of major companies in the social media giant’s advertising boycott.
A businessman and reality TV star, Kardashian West has become an influential powerhouse of social change in recent months, raising the issue of climate change for her millions of followers and lobbying the White House for criminal justice reform.
With 188 million Instagram Followers, Kardashian is one of the top 10 highest-ranked accounts worldwide.
He plans to freeze his accounts on Wednesday. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company had said that it would work with civil rights groups and experts to develop more tools to fight hate speeches.
Other celebrities and actors, including Carey Washington Jennifer Lawrence And True baron cohen Also tweeted on Tuesday, calling on Facebook to do more to stop the spread of tax False news, Using the hashtag #StopHateForProfit.
The campaign encouraged users to post about the damage that Facebook is instigating in society and underscored the importance of voting. This includes the 24-hour Instagram “Freeze” on 16 September.