January 18, 2021

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Selena Gomez RIPS tech leaders after Trump supporters violently storm the U.S. Capitol – Daily Mail

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Selena Gomez took tech leaders to task on Wednesday. 

The 28-year-old singer issued a statement on social media after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

‘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,’ Gomez said, before naming who she was speaking to directly.

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The latest: Selena Gomez, 28, on Wednesday took tech leaders to task on social media after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden

The latest: Selena Gomez, 28, on Wednesday took tech leaders to task on social media after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden

Protesters made their way into the US Capitol in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

Protesters made their way into the US Capitol in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The latest: Selena Gomez, 28, on Wednesday took tech leaders to task on social media after supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden 

She continued: ‘Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki – you have all failed the American people today and I hope you’re going to fix things moving forward.’

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s planned inauguration January 20.

Amid Wednesday’s historic events, authorities lost control as people entered the Capitol building vandalizing and trespassing, with one man making it in to Nancy Pelosi’s office. Local officials said that a woman (who has not been identified publicly) was fatally shot inside the building amid the chaos.

Twitter suspended Trump’s account Wednesday after a series of tweets that did little to quell the ongoing violence.

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results

The multi-talented entertainer named leaders after Trump supporters staged massive protests in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results 

Amid Wednesday's events, authorities lost control as people entered the Capitol building vandalizing and trespassing

Amid Wednesday's events, authorities lost control as people entered the Capitol building vandalizing and trespassing

Amid Wednesday’s events, authorities lost control as people entered the Capitol building vandalizing and trespassing

‘We have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,’ the social media company said. ‘This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.’ 

Gomez took Facebook to task last week over reports they have platformed the spread false information about the coronavirus, which she says has deadly consequences. She shared a link to a clip of a BBC segment featuring Imi Ahmed, the CEO of Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a London nonprofit.

In it, Ahmed said that social media companies have done ‘absolutely nothing’ to stop the spread of false information concerning vaccines and other aspects of the pandemic, citing experiments they have conducted. 

Gomez reacted to the segment in a tweet on Tuesday, saying, ‘Scientific disinformation has and will cost lives. @Facebook said they don’t allow lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms.

Gomez took Facebook to task last week over reports they have spread false information about the coronavirus, which she says has deadly consequences

Gomez took Facebook to task last week over reports they have spread false information about the coronavirus, which she says has deadly consequences

Gomez took Facebook to task last week over reports they have spread false information about the coronavirus, which she says has deadly consequences 

Gomez was protected in a mask as she was seen last month in NYC

Gomez was protected in a mask as she was seen last month in NYC

Gomez was protected in a mask as she was seen last month in NYC

‘So how come all of this is still happening? Facebook is going to be responsible for thousands of deaths if they don’t take action now!’ 

Gomez had previously called out the sites in the wake of a (CCDH) report that Neo Nazis were able to conduct commerce through both sites.

She said, ‘I’m speechless. @Facebook @Instagram how are you tolerating this hate? There’s still accounts there even though you have been notified!!’

Gomez in September took to Instagram Stories sharing a DM she had previously sent to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in regards to problematic aspects of the social media sites.

‘Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hate, misinformation, racism, and bigotry,’ Gomez wrote. ‘I am calling 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.’ 

Focused: The starlet was snapped in February in LA, about a month before the lockdown

Focused: The starlet was snapped in February in LA, about a month before the lockdown

Focused: The starlet was snapped in February in LA, about a month before the lockdown 

Gomez in September took to Instagram Stories sharing a DM she had previously sent to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in regards to problematic aspects of the social media sites

Gomez in September took to Instagram Stories sharing a DM she had previously sent to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in regards to problematic aspects of the social media sites

Gomez in September took to Instagram Stories sharing a DM she had previously sent to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in regards to problematic aspects of the social media sites 

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