Celebrities will abstain from Instagram and Facebook on Wednesday. An account that you follow may post a pre-printed message about the damaging results of social media. Rather than bring us closer together, Facebook can often amplify polarizing messages.
Jennifer Lawrence tweeted on Monday that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg deliberately places “profits over people and democracy.”
The Anti-Defamation League encourages you to join their protest against hate speech on social media. Several companies including Verizon, Honda, Unilever and Hershey have joined this “Stop Hate for Profit” movement. The celebs believe a one-day “freeze” or boycott of social media will compel Mark Zuckerberg to improve Facebook's policing of disinformation and hate.