Disney CEO Bob Iger criticized social media platforms for allowing hate to spread, saying they allow the distribution of misinformation and the spread of "vile ideology."
Iger referred to social networks as something that Hitler "would have loved" according to Variety while accepting a humanitarian award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a nonprofit human rights organization that bears the name of a Holocaust survivor. He added that social networks are the "most powerful marketing tool that an extremist could hope for". Social networks are designed to amplify "our deepest fears," according to Iger, while also "constantly validating our convictions."
creates a false sense that everyone shares the same opinion, "Iger said." Social media allows evil to take advantage of troubled minds and lost souls and we all know that social news can contain more fiction. what facts, propagating a vile ideology that has no place in a civil society that values human life. "
Your comments come at a time when Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Instagram are being addressed by allowing ideologies of hatred spread around the world and do not do enough to prevent dangerous theoretical conspirators from playing their algorithms.All the companies mentioned above have admitted that they can do better and have introduced a series of changes in policies and changes of platform to deal with to combat the misuse of their products.
Iger is not the first CEO to recognize that more can be done to prevent hate from spreading. e online. Apple CEO Tim Cook called white supremacists while accepting his Anti-Defamation League "Valor Against Hate" award in December. Cook told white supremacists and the "dangerous conspiracy theorists" that they do not have a home in Apple's services. His comments came shortly after Apple removed the Alex Jones Infowars from the App Store. Iger sits on Apple's advice. Neither Apple nor Disney own social media platforms.
"We only have a message for those who seek to promote hatred, division or violence: You have no place on our platforms," Cook said.
Iger also used his time on stage to ask the people in the room to "once again renounce and reject hatred in all its forms."