Kim Kardashian is one of the most influential people on the Internet, with over 188 million followers on her Instagram profile. A few hours ago she posted a statement on her account, announcing that she will "freeze" her Facebook and Instagram profiles to ask them to "stop profiting from hate.
He claims that, "while he loves being able to connect directly with his followers through Instagram and Facebook," he "cannot sit back and remain silent while these platforms continue to allow the spread of hate, propaganda and misinformation.
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 pic.twitter.com/XkxzABn7qw
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 15, 2020
The power and influence that personalities like Kim Kardashian have can be seen in the following tweet from Bloomberg. Just as she announced that she was joining the boycott against Facebook and Instagram, the company's stock
Kardashian is not the only celebrity who has already confirmed that she will participate in this boycott against Facebook and Instagram, and people as well known as Katy Perry, Michael Jordan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lawrence, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer or Sacha Baron Cohen have also announced that they will freeze their profiles for 24
Katy Perry stated in her Instagram profile that "you can't stand by while these platforms turn a blind eye to groups and publications that spread hateful misinformation. Kutcher has also shared this, stating that "these tools were not built to spread hate and violence.