Kim Kardashian joins celebrities in Facebook and Instagram boycott
Following Ashton Kutcher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Katy Perry and Michael B. Jordan, Kim Kardashian has also announced to freeze her Instagram and Facebook accounts to put an end to hate speech on social media.
"Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact. I can't sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation - created by groups to sow division and split America apart," Kardashian wrote in a statement.
Ashton, who has millions of followers on social media said that these tools were not built to spread hate and violence.
Organized by civil rights activist, the move is part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign urging celebrities to freeze their accounts for 24 hours on Wednesday.
The organizers for this campaign have accused Facebook and Instagram for not putting enough measures to stop hate speech and disinformation.
Thousands of civil rights groups and organizations, celebrities, influencers and citizens have signed up to the campaign to stop spread of propaganda and misinformation.