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Sacha Baron Cohen has called on YouTube to “do the right thing” and join Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms in banning Donald Trump from its service.
The “Borat” star, who has become a vocal critic of social media platforms over the last year, tagged the CEOs of YouTube and parent company Google, Susan Wojcicki and Sundar Pichai respectively, in a tweet on Monday.
“Virtually every social media company has removed Trump … EXCEPT YouTube,” Baron Cohen wrote. “Trump’s YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!”
He added: “Retweet and tell @Google, @sundarpichai, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki – do the right thing!”
The move comes after Google’s newly formed workers’ union penned a critical open letter to YouTube executives last Thursday, accusing the tech giant of fostering fascism and failing to act in the aftermath of the siege by pro-Trump rioters on the US Capitol, which has so far been linked to the deaths of five people.
The letter criticized YouTube for removing a video of a speech Trump gave ahead of the riots, as other platforms did, but not taking further action.
The Alphabet Workers Union was officially formed last Monday and comprises …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology