Social media is a huge part of modern life but many celebrities are refraining from them as part of the Stop Hate For Profit campaign.

Celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian are not posting on social media today. The participating stars are raising awareness for a cause which aims to damage the likes of Facebook and Instagram which are said to spread misinformation and encourage radical beliefs. Kim Kardashian has taken the time to explain why she is not present on social media today.

The Stop Hate For Profit campaign has been reported as damaging the profits of social media sites and as more celebrities like Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry join the cause, it seems that an increasing number of people may pause for thought before they trust social media.

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It will be interesting to see if this movement gains further traction and whether Facebook will respond.

Many hope that this movement will help discourage the spread of misinformation.