Kim Kardashian West, Demi Lovato, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry and others will be staying off Facebook and Instagram Wednesday, September 16 as part of a coordinated week-long campaign about misinformation on the platform.
“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 – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed,” Kardashian posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, with an orange and white image reading “stop hate” and the #StopHateforProfit tag.
“Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” she continued, then invited followers to join her.
Similar posts appeared Tuesday afternoon on social media accounts of other celebrities and non-celebrities.
The week of action, highlighted…