Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

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LONDON (AP) — Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday.

They are part of a movement protesting against the failure of the social media platform’s parent company, Facebook, to stop violent and hateful content and curb election misinformation.

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The “#StopHateforProfit” campaign asks people to refrain from posting on Instagram for a day.

With 188 million followers, Kardashian West is one of the most influential people on Instagram.

The share price of Facebook fell slightly after she and others joined the protest.