BANG! NEWS – Selena Gomez asked Facebook to help to halt the spread of “hate, misinformation, racism and bigotry”.
The Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker shared a private note she penned to Facebook’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer, where she asked the social media platform to help stop this misinformation.
Writing in a private message to Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said: “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.
“I am calling you both to help stop this. Please shut down groups and users focussed on spreading hate speech violence and misinformation. Our future depends on it. This is an election year. We cannot afford to have misinformation about voting. There has to be fact-checking and accountability. Hope to hear back from you ASAP.”
Meanwhile, Selena previously revealed she “gained a sense of knowledge” about the world over the past few months.
The Lose You to Love Me singer has been involving herself in activism work amid the Black Lives Matter movement, and recently gave her Instagram account over to Black leaders, as well as making a donation to help Black families.
And now, Selena previously revealed that spending time at home during the coronavirus pandemic has helped give her the “opportunity” to “learn a lot” about her country and the wider world, especially in relation to Black Lives Matter.