Selena Gomez Condemns Social Media Platforms Following D.C. Capitol Riots

Selena Gomez Condemns Social Media Platforms Following D.C Capitol Riots
January 7, 2021 - 20:49 / Amanda Stanford

On Wednesday, the Capitol Building in the U.S. was overrun with domestic terrorists in support of the president, Donald Trump, wreaking havoc on the historic government building. Selena Gomez called out those involved, as well as condemning social media platforms for having such lax rules in regards to the radicalization.

Selena Gomez is issuing a call to action in regards to social media leaders following the acts of domestic terrorism against the United States Capitol building on Wednesday.

The singer called out Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, and Google's Sundar Pichai, among others, calling on them to step up in the time of political crisis.

Selena Gomez condemns social media moguls

On Wednesday, the world watched in utter shock and disbelief as far-right pro-Trump rioters overtook the government building on Capitol Hill, and stormed the Capitol while lawmakers counted the electoral votes that would swing in favour of the Democrats.

Selena Gomez attends WE Day California at The Forum.

Selena Gomez called out social media moguls for their lack of action leading up to such an imperative and historic moment in U.S. history. 

Mentioning Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey, and Google's Sundar Pichai, to name a few, Gomez condemned the leaders and their respective companies for their silence.

"Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community," Gomez wrote, tagging the company heads. 

"You have all failed the American people today, and I hope you're going to fix things moving forward," she continued.

Gomez has previously spoken out against social media leaders and their lack of attention towards misinformation in regards to political parties as well as anti-vaccination groups.

Shortly after Gomez mentioned how she felt, Twitter temporarily barred the President from tweeting, as well as Facebook and Instagram.