Sacha Baron Cohen Gives Powerful Speech on Rise Of Misinformation Online
Whose responsibility is it to stop the spread of hate speech online?
At the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now summit, actor Sacha Baron Cohen used his award acceptance speech to call out Facebook’s policies that allow politicians to post ads on the platform that contain blatant falsehoods and for not doing enough to stop those who use social media to spread hate. As America has become increasingly polarized, social media companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter have taken heat for their often slow reactions to prevent the spread of hate on their own platforms. What do you think social media companies, or Congress, should do to prevent hate speech from metastasizing online?
Watch Cohen’s speech and let us know what you think.
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