New York (CNN Business)Kim Kardashian West, who has one of the biggest Instagram followings in the world, said Tuesday that she would be joining other high-profile users in a protest against Instagram’s parent company Facebook and its handlng of misinformation and hate.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Orlando Bloom, Kerry Washington and Sacha Baron Cohen are among those also taking part in the protest, which is slated to take place on Wednesday.

“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,” Kardashian West wrote in a post published to multiple social media accounts Tuesday.

She added, “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.”

The coalition of civil rights groups that organized July’s Facebook ad boycott announced on Monday it was calling on companies and celebrities to stop posting on Instagram for a day on Wednesday to protest Facebook’s handling of hate on its platform and to call on the company to stop allowing politicians to lie in political ads.

The organizers, including the ADL and NAACP, pointed to Facebook’s failure to shut down the page of a Kenosha militia group as one reason to protest.

Asked about Kardashian West’s announcement, a Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

This week: Budget deficit, Fed meeting, Macy’s earnings

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: A STEP BEHIND Macy’s reports preliminary earnings for the first quarter Tuesday and expectations are low. Macy’s and other mall-based clothing chains have struggled to…

UK’s Domino’s finds buyers for Norway business

(Reuters) – Britain’s biggest pizza delivery company Domino’s Pizza Group (DOM.L) said on Thursday it would sell its Norwegian business to existing minority shareholders of the business, kicking off the sale of its loss-making overseas operations. The company said it…

Wall Street bounces back as stimulus hopes soothe recession fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street roared back to life on Tuesday, rebounding from the brink of bear market confirmation as bargain-hunting and hopes of government stimulus calmed investors’ fears surrounding the coronavirus and growing signs of imminent recession. All…

Tech uptrend belies risk, but bodes well for future

Despite COVID-19-related stock market fluctuations, the ChiNext index, which tracks China’s innovative startup-heavy board, had risen 12.93 percent this year to 2030.58 points as of Friday. This came in spite of a 5.33 percent decline in China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite…