Selena Gomez is contributing to the conversation surrounding the Jan. 6 coup of Capitol Hill. The singer took to Twitter to say major social media conglomerates are in part responsible for the spread of hatred in the U.S. and must be held accountable. Selena Gomez’s tweet slamming social media CEOs following the U.S. capitol riots has since been retweeted by thousands of people, and made a fair point.
In her Jan. 6 post following the chaos in Washington D.C., Gomez had a message for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. She tagged each executive in her tweet, before delving into a heated message as to why they need to do better.
“Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community,” she wrote, before once again naming the tech leaders in her post. “You have all failed the American people today, and I hope you’re going to fix things moving forward.”
You can see Gomez’s tweet slamming the social media CEOs below.
As Gomez and countless others call out media giants for allowing hate-filled messages and misinformation to be spread, they are starting to listen. Twitter removed three of the President’s tweets on Jan. 6 for “severe violations” of their Civic Integrity policy. “This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” Twitter explained. They also threatened the permanent suspension of Trump’s account.
Facebook and Instagram soon followed suit. Both platforms banned Trump from posting for 24 hours. “We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time,” Facebook said in a tweet.
Gomez had called out the social media giants one week prior for the spread of false information about the coronavirus. As these companies tighten up their posting policies, it doesn’t sound like Gomez is letting them off the hook anytime soon.
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