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Kim Kardashian West joined dozens of other celebrities announcing they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation” as part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign.

The reality star wrote in a statement on September 15: “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact.”

The celebrities will freeze their accounts for 24 hours on September 16.

Kim Kardashian said: “I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart.”

“Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” she added.

Other celebrities that have agreed to take part in the boycott include Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jennifer Lawrence.

Katy Perry wrote on Instagram: “I can’t sit idly by while these platforms turn a blind eye to groups and posts spreading hateful disinformation.”

Ashton Kutcher, who has millions of followers and is also joining the boycott, said “these tools were not built to spread hate [and] violence”.

The organizers of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, which was launched in June, accuse Facebook and Instagram of not doing enough to stop hate speech and disinformation.

The group has focused on Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and last year attracted advertising revenue of almost $70 billion.

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Thousands of businesses and major civil rights groups – including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League (AD) – have signed up to the campaign.

The group said in a statement: “We are quickly approaching one of the most consequential elections in American history.

“Facebook’s unchecked and vague ‘changes’ are falling dangerously short of what is necessary to protect our democracy.”

In June, Facebook said it would label potentially harmful or misleading posts left up for their news value.

Mark Zuckerberg also said the social media company would ban advertising containing claims “that people of a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status” are a threat to others.

The Facebook founder said in a statement: “The 2020 elections were already shaping up to be heated.

“During this moment, Facebook will take extra precautions to help everyone stay safe [and] stay informed.”

However, the #StopHateforProfit campaign called for more to be done, and more than 90 companies subsequently paused advertising in support of its efforts.

As a result of the boycott, shares in Facebook fell dramatically and media reported that $7.2 billion had been knocked off Mark Zuckerberg’s personal net worth.

Regulators and policy-makers around the world are concerned about the growth of hate speech, not just on Facebook but on all social media platforms, with many countries launching enquiries into how the tech companies are dealing with the issue.

Kim Kardashian has discussed with President Donald Trump a potential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother who is serving life in prison.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, has been behind bars for more than two decades for a first-time drug offence.

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Kim Kardashian West about the case for months.

The president tweeted that they had a “great meeting”.

Alice Marie Johnson’s story first caught Kim Kardashian’s eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media.

Kim Kardashian was moved to ask her longtime personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to take a look at the case and is paying for a new legal team for Alice Marie Johnson.

She was also able to join forces with Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump who has been pushing for federal prison reform.

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Jared Kushner’s First Step Act, which allots $50 million for rehabilitative programs for inmates, in the House of Representatives last week.

According to Alice Marie Johnson’s daughters, the process has sped up considerably since Kim Kardashian’s involvement.

On the meeting with President Trump, Kim Kardashian said she was hopeful Johnson would get a “second chance at life”.

Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1996 for a first-time, non-violent drug offence. The woman was convicted of being a “telephone mule”, relaying messages between drug distributors and sellers.

According to her family and supporters, Alice Marie Johnson has been a model inmate who is active in many programs, including work in the prison hospice. She fitted all of the criteria for former President Barack Obama’s Clemency Project 2014, but was denied just days before the end of his term.

Despite that, Kim Kardashian’s interest appears to have revitalized the effort.

Amy Povah, the founder of CAN-DO Clemency, has been advocating for Alice Marie Johnson’s release since 2014 and says she has helped collect signatures from 70 organizations who support the pardon, as well as a letter of support from the retired warden of Johnson’s prison.

All of that material may be submitted to President Trump.

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Kim Kardashian has changed her name to Kim Kardashian West on her social media accounts.

Kim Kardashian has changed her name to Kim Kardashian West after marrying Kanye West in Florence

Kim Kardashian has changed her name to Kim Kardashian West after marrying Kanye West in Florence (photo E! News)

Kim Kardashian, 33, and Kanye West, 36, tied the knot on May 24 in Florence, Italy.

Following their engagement back in October 2013, Kim Kardashian revealed to E! News she planned on taking her husband’s last name.

“It’ll be Kim Kardashian West,” she revealed.

“Not hyphened. Maybe make [Kardashian], like, the middle.”