Jennifer Aniston Urges Facebook to Crack Down on ‘Misinformation’ and ‘Hate Speech’

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Celebrities are speaking out against Facebook’s lack of regulation around misinformation and hate speech, including Jennifer Aniston. 

“We need to have this conversation,” Jennifer wrote on social media. “Instagram is fun and we love connecting with each other — but hate speech, bigotry, racism, homophobia, transphobia are far too welcome on this platform and Facebook must regulate this.”

“Social media is playing a huge role in this election and we need to be conscious of the information we take in. Check your facts and stop hate,” she added, alongside a link to the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, a collection of groups that aim to give heat to these platforms to jumpstart regulation. 

Other celebrities who have recently supported the campaign include Mark Ruffalo, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Katy Perry.

Selena Gomez also spoke out about it, sharing a DM to Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as well as the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg.

“It’s been a while since we sat down. We have a serious problem,” the singer wrote. She also claimed that Facebook and Instagram “are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism and bigotry.”

“I am calling on 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,” she added. “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.”

Thank you to everyone for speaking out!