Sacha Baron Cohen launched a fresh attack on Mark Zuckerberg over the weekend, aiming to tell Facebook CEO about Donald Trump in a social media post.
The Borat star shared a photo of Zuckerberg on Twitter, shaking hands with Trump at the White House, along with the caption: ‘One down. One to go. ‘
The taunting remarks were made on Saturday by the 49-year-old man, shortly after Joe Biden was announced as the projected winner of the 2020 election, with Trump being made a one-term president.
Baron Cohen has long been a vocal critic of Zuckerberg, who ignited his speech for the first time during a keynote speech at the Anti-Defamation League conference in November last year.
The British actor-comedian shouted slogans to Facebook and other social media sites for ‘facilitating … all this hate and violence’, which has led to an increase in hate crimes and ‘murderous attacks’ on religious and ethnic minorities. . ‘
“All this hate and violence is being carried out by a handful of Internet companies, which is the biggest propaganda machine in history,” he said.
Sacha Baron Cohen (left) launched a fresh attack on Mark Zuckerberg (right) over the weekend
The Boratt star shared a photo on Twitter of the Facebook CEO shaking hands with Donald Trump at the White House, which wrote: ‘One down. One to go
In his remarks, Baron Cohen blasted Zuckerberg and five other tech executives whom he collectively dubbed as the ‘Silicon Six’ – a group that includes Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin; YouTube CEO Susan Wojicki; And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“Silicon Six — all billionaires, all Americans — who cares more about raising their share price than protecting democracy,” said Baron Cohen.
‘This is ideological imperialism – six unannounced individuals in Silicon Valley apply their vision to the rest of the world, unacceptable to any government and they are above the reach of the law.
Baron Cohen saved most of his criticisms, especially for Zuckerberg.
Ali G. Funman said, “It’s like we’re living in the Roman Empire and Mark Zuckerberg is Caesar.”
‘At least he would explain his haircut.’
Baron Cohen, who is Jewish, also hired Zuckerberg and Google to refuse to ban Holocaust deniers from the social network, a policy decision that has since been overturned.
‘[Zuckerberg] Baron Cohen said he found that he posted the holocaust as “deeply disrespectful”, but he didn’t think Facebook should take him down “because I think there are things that different people would find wrong.” Huh.”
‘At this moment, Facebook still has Holocaust denominators, and Google still takes you to the most repulsive Holocaust denial sites with a simple click.
‘One of the heads of Google once told me, incredibly, that these sites show “both sides” of the issue.
‘This is insanity,’ he suggested, adding that if Facebook had lived around the 1930s, Zuckerberg would have allowed Hitler to post ads targeting Jews without permission.
Baron Cohen has long been a vocal critic of Zuckerberg, who ignited the fights for the first time during a keynote speech at the Anti-Defamation League conference last year.
Reflecting on last month’s speech, Baron Cohen said he felt compelled to ‘sound the alarm’ on Facebook’s ‘absurd’ handle for handling Holocaust denials and other racist content.
Speaking to the New York Times, he said the speech was ‘completely out of my comfort zone’, as he says he usually tries to avoid weight in political matters.
Baron Cohen said, “This was the first time I had ever made a major speech in my voice, but I felt like I had to ring the alarm bell and say that democracy is in danger this year.” ‘I felt, even though it was going to destroy my career and people were going to come at me and say, “Just shut up, the last thing we need is another celebrity telling us what to do “- I fully understand the people who do that – I felt that I needed to do this to be with me. ‘
Two months after his ADL speech, Baron Cohen made a similar attack on Zuckerberg during an address at the Golden Globe Awards, which he called ‘naive, misguided children who spread Nazi propaganda’.
The comment came as Baron Cohen was debuting the film Jojo Rabbit – a satirical film about a German boy enrolled in Nazi youth, whose fictional friend is Adolf Hitler.
‘The protagonist of this next film is a gullible, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda and is only imaginary friends. His name is Mark Zuckerberg. ‘
As the audience gasped and awkward laughter erupted, the comedian continued: ‘Sorry, sorry. This is an old introduction to social networks. I am actually talking about JoJoRabbit. It is nominated for two Golden Globes and is directed by its star, the illustrious and landowner Taeka Waititi. ‘
Zuckerberg had long been criticized for taking a more Louis-fare approach to content moderation than his other fellow Wally Heifers
Zuckerberg has long been criticized for taking a more laissez-faire approach to content moderation than his other fellow Silicon Valley Waters. But, after the global #StopHateForProfit campaign, which saw hundreds of companies pulling advertisements from the platform over hate speech concerns, Zuckerberg has changed its course slightly in 2020.
It has adopted more aggressive content moderation policies, with Facebook announcing only last month that it would ban all content that rejects or distorts the Holocaust.
Zuckerberg said the rise in both anti-Jewish and anti-Jewish violence was the motivation behind the decision.
“My own thinking has evolved because I have seen the data as an increase in anti-Semite violence, as have our broader policies on hate speech,” he wrote in his personal account.
“I am struggling with the tension between standing up for free expression and reducing the terror of the Holocaust or the harm it causes,” he said.
Now, if a Facebook user clicks on a post that contains false or incorrect information about the Holocaust, they will be redirected to an external site for reliable information.
Zuckerberg was not a victim of Baron Cohen’s taunt on social media on Saturday.
As many networks speculated Trump was in the lead for the presidential defeat, Baron Cohen took to Twitter to mock the one-term president.
He said: ‘Donald – you are out of work and I know that I offered you a job. But your performance last week was sad and tragic. ‘
He said, “Cancel the proposal.”