Update: March 11, 2022 02:59 STI
Washington [US]Mar 11 (ANI): Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has spoken out and called out some of the world’s most used social media platforms and their social media leaders.
Cohen took to his Twitter account on Wednesday and began by tagging the heads of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, who are Mark Zuckerberg, Parag Agrawal, Sundar Pichai and Susan Wojcicki, respectively.
The ‘Borat’ actor shared a black and white photo of the CEOs and slammed them for ‘taking advantage of Putin’s propaganda’ amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Cohen also called on the sites not to block the Russian state television network.
Referring to the Russian media network, he wrote: “Putin just bombed a children’s hospital, but @Facebook, @instagram @Twitter and @YouTube are still broadcasting Russian RT. Why are you profiting from Putin’s propaganda?! Remove Russia RT from your platforms NOW!”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues after their forces launched a full-scale war on February 24, the first major ground conflict in Europe in decades. Hundreds of civilians have already been killed or injured, including children. More than a million Ukrainians have also fled, according to the United Nations.
In June 2021, while speaking with Variety, Cohen spoke about social media and the power it has, as well as the threat it can pose.
He said: “Authoritarian regimes rely on shared lies, democracies rely on a system of shared facts. People have their own opinions about this shared fact system. Social media is prone to spreading lies and conspiracy theories, while the truth is boring enough and so people don’t want to wait for the truth and they don’t want to share the truth. (ANI)