Cohen took to Twitter over the weekend to call out the social media platform’s founder, Jack Dorsey, asking the tech titan why hashtags such as #hitlerwasright have not yet been banned.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) May 22, 2021
“The surge in antisemitism on the streets is fueled by antisemitism on social media,” wrote the “Borat” star.
“@Jack, @Twitter — Why do you allow #HitlerWasRight ?! Those who celebrate the Holocaust aim to perpetuate another,” he continued.
Mark Ruffalo later retweeted Cohen’s message, adding his own thoughts on the matter.
.@Jack you had the wisdom to block Trump from Twitter for inciting violence and disseminating disinformation. Please use that same wisdom to stop antisemitism and anti- Muslim propaganda on this platform today.
Deplatform #HitlerWasRight and the like now!#StopHateForProfit https://t.co/bK8oYDPNKl
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 22, 2021
“@Jack you had the wisdom to block Trump from Twitter for inciting violence and disseminating disinformation,” wrote the “Avengers” actor.
“Please use that same wisdom to stop antisemitism and anti- Muslim propaganda on this platform today.”
Ruffalo also called out extremism in a message posted on Sunday.
Folks, this is no way to solve anything. It only leads to more extremism and makes it harder to bring forward peaceful nonviolent solutions to the problems that face us. https://t.co/F23ZTAxwRX
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 23, 2021