Selena Gomez holds Twitter, Facebook accountable for Capitol Hill riots

Amna QuddusiWeb Editor

07th Jan, 2021. 03:06 pm
Selena Gomez

American singer and actress, Selena Gomez held social media giants Facebook and Twitter accountable for the violence in Washington DC and urged them to “fix things” going forward.

On Wednesday, after Donald Trump supporters breached Capitol Hill, the singer took to her social media platform and accused the sites of their contribution in instigating violence.

The Rare singer said, “Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community.”

“Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki – you have failed the American people today, and I hope you’re going to fix things moving forward,” she added.

Twitter was the first to lock Trump’s account over violations while also issuing him a warning that future desecrations could lead to his account permanently getting suspended.

Afterward, Facebook also suspended Trump’s official handle for the next 24 hours over the violations of the site’s policies through two of his posts.


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