Kim Kardashian

Why are celebrities 'freezing' their social media accounts?

On this Wednesday, 16 of September, some famous characters as Naomi Campbell, Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio, among others, are 'freezing' their Instagram and Facebook accounts. The reason for this is protesting over hate, propaganda, and misinformation circulating in those social networks. Read more below!

  • Mark Zuckenberg is the actual owner of Facebook and Instagram. He has a net worth of $111 billion.
  • The celebrities' effort is a part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign.
  • Kim Kardashian said that social media is allowing the spread of hate.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Ashton Kutcher, and Katy Perry are some celebrities that are joining the 24-hours Instagram 'freeze' on Wednesday 16.

This movement was born from the idea of Facebook's failure in terms of taking over the violent and hateful content and the election misinformation.

Many Hollywood stars are supporting the '#StopHateforProfit' movement's latest campaign. On it, people have to publish a message that highlights the damage Facebook is doing to society and elections. They also have to stop posting on Instagram for one day.

Kim Kardashian. Source: Shutterstock

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...” explained Kim in her Instagram account on Tuesday 15.

Cara Delevingne

Delevingne, also announced that she was joining the movement saying “This will give these platforms a chance to make social media a safer and happier place for all of us. I hope you'll join me.

Orlando Bloom commented on her announcement writing: “Thank you, Cara, for joining this coalition of Civil Rights groups fighting against racism and disinformation on Facebook/Instagram.”

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne

We think that taking into account that in November a historic moment for the US is coming, it's important to maintain democracy. Election times pull out the worst of humanity, a lot of hate and disrupting comments are spread and it's better to keep things as calm as possible.

Social media has a really important role in society nowadays, so it's important to control what is shared and in which terms. We think that it's really kind that such influencer stars take this initiative for a better world. Learn more about the 'Stop hate for profit' movement down below:

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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