Selena Gomez initiated a public conversation on the spread of misinformation on social media platforms.
Popular singer and entrepreneur Selena Gomez has joined the #StopHateForProfit campaign to combat racism and hate on social media platforms especially Facebook and Instagram.
The "Ice Cream" singer sent a private message to the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, and COO Sheryl Sandberg regarding the racial issues, reported by Variety.
Gomez, who has 193 million followers on Facebook-owned Instagram and more than 77 million on Facebook, shared a screenshot of her private message on her Instagram story, initiating a public conversation on the platform's spread of misinformation, hate speech and racism.
"It's been a while since we sat down. We have a serious problem. Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism and bigotry," the singer wrote in a private message to chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. "I am calling you both to help stop this. Please shut down groups and users focused on spreading hate speech violence and misinformation. Our future depends on it."
Stars including Kim Kardashian, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Ruffalo, Dwyane Wade and Katy Perry blacked out their social media feeds for 24 hours on Tuesday to protest against the spread of misinformation and hate speech on the platforms ahead of the US presidential election.