Selena Gomez He claimed that social media is “taking advantage of evil” in an interview published on Saturday.
The Singer and actress Was denounced Big tech companies For months, he told the Associated Press shortly after a Trump supporter Rioters surrounded the US Capitol, “This is about truth versus lies and Facebook, Instagram and Big Tech should stop letting the lies flow and pretend they are the truth.”
She added that Facebook continued to allow “dangerous lies about vaccines, the Corona virus and the US elections, and neo-Nazi groups are selling racist products through Instagram.”
On the day of riots, January 6, Gomez tweeted that the attack resulted from “allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build a community.”
She said Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google “let the American people down” that day and called on them to “fix things going forward.”
She told The Associated Press in the interview, also on January 6, that tech companies needed to do more than “the bottom line.”
Gomez became passionate about the issue in 2017 when a 12-year-old girl commented on one of her Instagram posts: “Go kill yourself.”
“That was the turning point for me,” she said. “I couldn’t stand what I was seeing.”
She’s just one of a number of liberal celebrities calling on tech companies to look otherwise at what they see as potentially dangerous content being shared on the platforms.
The conservatives are calling out tech companies for the opposite reason – censorship.
Several Trump supporters have criticized Twitter for permanently blocking it President TrumpRudy Giuliani and others after the riots, Facebook and Instagram to close Trump’s account indefinitely.
The Associated Press contributed to this report