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Selena Gomez emailed Sheryl Sandberg months before the Capitol siege to highlight US militia group activity on Facebook

Selena Gomez emailed Sheryl Sandberg months before the Capitol siege to highlight US militia group activity on Facebook

Selena Gomez seen on the set of "Only Murders in the Building."
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Selena Gomez told Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in September about militia groups on the site.




The star told AP this week that, in the wake of the Capitol riots, she was frustrated tech platforms failed to heed warnings.




"Facebook continues to allow dangerous lies about vaccines and COVID and the US election..." she said.




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Selena Gomez emailed Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg in September 2020 to warn of US militia groups operating on the social network despite a ban.The actress and singer this week shared those emails with the AP, expressing frustration in an interview that tech platforms did not do enough to crack down on extremist speech ahead of the US Capitol riots.She told the AP: "It isn't about me versus you, one political party versus another. This is about truth versus lies and Facebook, Instagram and big tech companies have to stop allowing lies to just flow and pretend to be the truth."Facebook continues to allow dangerous lies about vaccines and COVID and the US election, and neo-Nazi groups are selling racist products via Instagram."
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