Celebrities Plan an ‘Instagram Freeze,’ but Reaction Is Icy - News Summed Up

Celebrities Plan an ‘Instagram Freeze,’ but Reaction Is Icy


)”It was a far cry from what the organizers of the Instagram freeze had hoped to achieve. The Stop Hate for Profit Campaign — which is made up of civil rights organizations including the Anti-Defamation League and the N.A.A.C.P. In an interview on Tuesday, Jim Steyer, the chief executive of Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group that is part of the campaign, said the Instagram freeze was just the first step in a new round of messaging. After the 24 hours of the freeze was over, he said, celebrities such as Sacha Baron Cohen and Demi Lovato would begin posting educational messages aimed at young people. The messages would promote democracy and explain how social media companies spread disinformation, broadcast hate speech and allow far-right groups to form online.


Source: New York Times September 16, 2020 00:03 UTC



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