#StopHateForProfit: Why Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Others Won’t Be Posting On Facebook and Instagram Today

BY Katinka Haugnaess / Sep 16 2020 / 09:45 AM

Celebrities are "freezing" their social media accounts for 24 hours, in order to support a new campaign which aims to hold social media companies accountable for hate on their platforms

#StopHateForProfit: Why Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Others Won’t Be Posting On Facebook and Instagram Today

Several celebrities are coming together in order to support the #StopHateForProfit campaign: an initiative created to combat misinformation shared across social media platforms.

According to Stop Hate for Profit’s website, the cause is an ongoing campaign to hold social media companies (most notably Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram) accountable for hate on their platforms.

“Social media must prioritize people over profit, and they must do it now,” a statement reads on Stop Hate for Profit's website. The campaign appears to be encouraging social media users to partake in a 24-hour Instagram and Facebook “freeze” on September 16 “in which everyone involved will refrain from posting on Instagram for that day.”

While many companies have joined the cause a while back, along with celebrities like actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, notable A-Listers like Kim Kardashian West and Kerry Washington recently announced their support in the past few days.

Bazaar shares a list of celebrities who have declared their support for Stop Hate for Profit here.

Kerry Washington

 

Jennifer Lawrence 

Kim Kardashian 

Mark Ruffalo 

Ashton Kutcher 

Leonardo DiCaprio

For more information, visit stophateforprofit.org


Lead Image Courtesy of  Instagram / @kerrywashington

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