Celebrities were active on Twitter celebrating President Donald Trump’s ban from the social media platform following the US Capitol siege on January 6, 2021.
For Sacha Baron Cohen, Trump’s Twitter ban was the culmination of an extensive campaign using his celebrity status to mount an unusually consequential effort to press big tech to crack down on QAnon and other fringe and far-right groups. Shortly after Twitter enacted its ban, Baron Cohen, one of the most outspoken critics of social media’s role in spreading conspiracy theories and hate speech, was ebullient, according to Janet W. Lee who wrote “Celebrities Respond to Trump’s Ban From Twitter …” for Variety on January 8, 2021.
Baron Cohen first went public with many of those concerns in 2019 at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit, where he delivered a blistering take-down of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media companies hands-off approach to policing their content. He then helped form Stop Hate for Profit, a coalition of advocacy groups and civil rights organizations that included the NAACP, Free Press, and the ADL.
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Celebrities Respond to Trump’s Ban From Twitter …” on Variety January 8, 2021
Celebrities Respond to Trump’s Ban From Twitter: ‘What the F–k Took You so Long, Jack?’ https://t.co/ifPzpLN5Jq
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