‘If Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads’ — Listen to Sacha Baron Cohen slam the social media industry for facilitating the spread of hate, lies, and conspiracies through its creation of the ‘greatest propaganda machine in history.’
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In US news and current events today, though Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for roles in The Spy, Who Is America, and Ali G, this week he went viral for speaking out against Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and other social media sites. In this now famous Sacha Baron Cohen Facebook speech at the Anti-Defamation League, Cohen blamed social media companies for allowing the spread of hate speech and conspiracy theories. Facebook political ads have been the target of politicians like AOC recently, as Facebook has vowed to not police lies in political ads.
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