The Stop Hate for Profit coalition and its supporters will be joining in a week of action on Instagram this week, calling for parent company Facebook to take action to address racism, hate, violence and disinformation on its platforms.
Katy Perry is among the participants, and took to Instagram on Tuesday (Sept. 15) to share her thoughts and a quote by author George Orwell: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“I love sharing my music and my life with you on Instagram and Facebook, but TBH I can’t sit idly by while these platforms turn a blind eye to groups and posts spreading hateful disinformation and intentional confusion,” she wrote. I’m standing with @naacp, @colorofchange, and @adl_national and will be freezing my Instagram and Facebook accounts on Wednesday, September 16th to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit.”
See her post here.
The coalition is led by nine civil rights and advocacy organizations: ADL (Anti-Defamation League), Color of Change, Common Sense, Free Press, LULAC, Mozilla, NAACP, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and Sleeping Giants.
The actions they’ve encouraged include a one-day freeze on Instagram sharing as well as a weeklong series of posts calling out Facebook.