Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who gained further attention for his fictional satirical characters, called out YouTube to ban more than 4.000 videos in which Donald Trump calling his supporters to fight against Joe Biden’s win.
Cohen took to his verified Instagram account and posted an image that sees Trump’s silhouette inside the YouTube official logo, and slammed the platform by calling it “Trump TV.” As many platforms did, the actor urged the managers of YouTube to remove the videos that include Trump’s “hate speech” and ban him from the platform.
The Golden Globe-nominated actor wrote:
“YouTube is the new Trump TV. Trump’s YouTube Channel shows +4,000 Trump videos, including ‘stop the steal’ and calls ‘to fight!'”
Actor, who highlighted the importance of removing the videos that lead people to fight against each other, also addressed Corporate America and asked them to cancel their ads on the platform, by saying:
“Corporate America–WHY are you running your ads on YouTube Trump TV?!”
What’s more, Cohen encouraged his fans and followers to report to tell Google and YouTube, and added the following hashtag at the end of the caption: #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy!
As widely known, after Trump’s supporters had stormed the U.S. Capitol, certain social media platforms cracked down on the 45th president of the United States. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, Twitch, and Instagram removed his and some of his supporters’ accounts to stop inciting violence through social media.
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post regarding the issue:
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden. We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
See below to view the mentioned Instagram post.