Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

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Oh yeah, take that FB an irrelevant 'celebrity' isnt going to update her status for a day :rolleyes:

I get the whole wanting to make a difference thing and as far as causes go there are definitely worse ones to support - although definitely better given the dubious nature of this specific campaign.
Couldnt she do something, well, meaningful though? Something that involves actual action as opposed to not straining her poor wee thumbs for a few hours?
Call me a cynic but this seems like little more than a pretty poor attempt at a headline grab on her part.

Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of "hate, propaganda and misinformation".
"Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact," Kardashian West wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
The move is part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign which was organised by civil rights activists.
The celebrities will freeze their accounts for 24 hours on Wednesday.
"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," Kardashian West said.
"Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy," she added.

Other celebrities that have agreed to take part in the boycott include actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as singer Katy Perry.
"I can't sit idly by while these platforms turn a blind eye to groups and posts spreading hateful disinformation," Perry wrote on Instagram.
Actor Ashton Kutcher, who has millions of followers and is also joining the boycott, said "these tools were not built to spread hate [and] violence".

The organisers of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, which was launched in June, accuse Facebook and Instagram of not doing enough to stop hate speech and disinformation.
The group has focused on Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and last year attracted advertising revenue of almost $70bn (£56.7bn).
Thousands of businesses and major civil rights groups - including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League (AD) - have signed up to the campaign.
"We are quickly approaching one of the most consequential elections in American history," the group said in a statement. "Facebook's unchecked and vague 'changes' are falling dangerously short of what is necessary to protect our democracy."


In June, Facebook said it would label potentially harmful or misleading posts left up for their news value.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg also said the social media company would ban advertising containing claims "that people of a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status" are a threat to others.

"The 2020 elections were already shaping up to be heated," he wrote in a statement. "During this moment, Facebook will take extra precautions to help everyone stay safe [and] stay informed."
But the #StopHateforProfit campaign called for more to be done, and more than 90 companies subsequently paused advertising in support of its efforts.
As a result of the boycott, shares in Facebook fell dramatically and US media reported that $7.2bn had been knocked off Mr Zuckerberg's personal net worth.
Regulators and policy-makers around the world are concerned about the growth of hate speech, not just on Facebook but on all social media platforms, with many countries launching enquiries into how the tech firms are dealing with the issue.
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A classic act of virtue signalling.
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Ironic that KKW protests against 'misinformation' when she and her family appear on a so-called 'reality show' after plastic surgery and with make-up applied by a trowel, to say nothing of the massive Photoshop fails on Insta (yes, Khloe, I'm looking at you. Or am I? I can't tell).
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Ironic that KKW protests against 'misinformation' when she and her family appear on a so-called 'reality show' after plastic surgery and with make-up applied by a trowel, to say nothing of the massive Photoshop fails on Insta (yes, Khloe, I'm looking at you. Or am I? I can't tell).
Their self awareness isn't great is it?
I do love the comment on the trowel though. Reminds me of someone comparing their make up to someone using a concrete mixer :lol:
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Their self awareness isn't great is it?
I do love the comment on the trowel though. Reminds me of someone comparing their make up to someone using a concrete mixer :lol:
I'm sure their actual faces are smaller all round by 1.5" inches than they appear in public
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I'm sure their actual faces are smaller all round by 1.5" inches than they appear in public
Have you ever seen that old Doctor Who episode with the aliens hiding in human skin suits? (From the Eccleston era) I have a feeling them sans make up would be like that :lol:
What i've always wondered is how they managed to mangle their waists so much?! They look like someones put them in a clamp and crushed!
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Have you ever seen that old Doctor Who episode with the aliens hiding in human skin suits? (From the Eccleston era) I have a feeling them sans make up would be like that :lol:
What i've always wondered is how they managed to mangle their waists so much?! They look like someones put them in a clamp and crushed!
Or that old sci-fi series 'V', where they peel their faces off. Maybe that's what they do, and put it on a dummy's head overnight (sorry, another dummy's head).

The waist thing is a mixture of Photoshop and waist trainers. And having a massive butt makes it look slimmer too
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I believe that's referring to the Slitheen ^

Needless to say that educating people to think for themselves is a better solution than having a day offline (which is good for your health anyway).
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