Selena Gomez has reiterated criticism from tech leaders for allowing ‘hate groups’ and ‘misinformation’ to flourish on social media.
The 28-year-old singer made a violent statement last week after supporters of President Donald Trump protested his election losses to supporters of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
And in a new interview with Zen Lowe on Apple Music 1, the star revealed that she felt compelled to speak out after watching a wave of divisive messages online.
Says: Celina Gomez has reiterated criticism on social media for allowing ‘hate groups’ and ‘misinformation’ to flourish
He said: ‘I think I started off with reaching people right away, straight away. I was not afraid to call Mark Zuckerberg out or say what I wanted to say, because I couldn’t handle what I was seeing.
‘And already we’re making progress, I can tell, with Facebook and stuff like that. But for me, I cannot tolerate the fact that people want to know that there are neo-Nazi groups online, and that there are online hate groups, and that US voting is misinformation for the COVID virus. .
‘It’s just, they are not allowed to do this. It is considered a place where people share their lives, but not to create hatred, and to hurt people. and you know what? Hurting people, hurting people. And I think that’s what the bottom line is.
‘I’m very passionate about it, so I can get very hot, but I think it’s necessary to exclude those who are responsible, but at the same time, I’m able to do what I can .
Violent: The 28-year-old singer issued a raging statement on social media following supporters of President Donald Trump last week in the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Named: Multi-talented entertainers named after Trump supporters mass protests in conjunction with Republican congressional controversy over election results
At the time of the attack on the Capitol, Selena wrote: ‘Today is the result of allowing people with hatred in their hearts to use the platforms they use to bring people together and allow people to form communities should be done.’
She continued: ‘Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojski – all of you American people have failed today and I hope you are going to move forward.’
The entertainer named the leaders after mass protests with Republican congressional disputation of election results by Trump supporters, ahead of the planned opening of President-Elect Biden on January 20.
Elsewhere in her interview with Zen Lowe, Selena discusses her new single De Una Wedge – which means At Once – and her rumored upcoming Spanish-language album.
To Work: Earlier this month, Selena asked Facebook to act on reports that spread misinformation about coronoviruses, which she says have fatal consequences
Texas-born Selena, who is of Mexican heritage, revealed that she believes her singing voice is better in Spanish than in English.
She said: ‘It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for 10 years, working on a Spanish project, because I’m so proud of my heritage, and I really felt that I wanted to do it Am
‘And it happened, and I think it’s the right time. With all the divisions of the world, there is something about Latin music that just makes people feel things globally, you know?
‘You know what’s fun, do I really think I sing better in Spanish. I came to know that there was something. It was a lot of work, and see, you can’t do anything wrong.
Forced: In a new interview with Zen Lowe on Apple Music 1, the singer and actress revealed that she felt compelled to speak after watching a wave of divisive messages online
Issues: In September, she took to Instagram to share DMs sent to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook regarding problematic aspects of their platforms.
‘This is something that needs to be accurate, and needs to be respected by the audience for which I am going to release it. Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I am targeting my legacy, and I could not be more excited. ‘
She continued: ‘I think this is something I’ve always loved, and you’re right. Within those five years, it really became prominent, and you’re starting to hear more than half of English, half-Spanish on the radio.
‘And it’s a really exciting time. And I think I just hope that people understand how heartfelt I have felt about this and how wonderful I feel about it. ‘
Earlier this month, Selena took to Facebook to work on reports that she staged false information circulating about the novel coronovirus, which she says has fatal consequences.
Mellow Music: Elsewhere in her interview with Zen Löw, Selena discusses her new single De Una Vez – Meaning Once Upon A Time – and her upcoming Spanish-language album
He shared a link to a clip of a BBC segment featuring Imi Ahmed, CEO of the London non-profit center Center of Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
In it, Ahmed said social media companies had done ‘absolutely nothing’ to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines and other aspects of the epidemic, citing experiments conducted by them.
Selena reacted to the segment in a tweet, saying: ‘Scientific disinformation has come to life and will cost life. @Facebook said they do not allow lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms.
‘So how is all this happening? If they don’t take action now, Facebook will be responsible for thousands of deaths! ‘
Sensation in Spanish: Texas-born Selena, who is of Mexican heritage, revealed that she believes her singing voice is better than English in Spanish
Selena had previously called the sites in view of the (CCDH) report that Neo Nazis were able to conduct commerce through both sites.
He said: ‘I am speechless. @Facebook @Instagram How are you tolerating this hatred? Some eat even though you are notified! ‘
In September, Selena took to Instagram Stories, sharing a DM she had previously sent to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg regarding problematic aspects of social media sites.
‘Facebook and Instagram are being used to spread hatred, misinformation, racism and bigotry.’ ‘I am asking you both to help me call. Please shut down hate violence and misinformation groups and users. Our future depends on it.’
Spanish Heritage: Selena has been wanting to produce a Spanish album for years, only to be getting ready for it with her recent solo release