Instagram urged its users to #ShareBlackStories
Instagram posted on its Instagram account as the company encouraged its users to share their stories using the hashtag #ShareBlackStories.
The said move from Instagram came as the Black Lives Matter protests continually happened in the United States following the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
Politicians, celebrities, musicians, activists, as well as online platforms and companies, spoke up about the injustice of police brutality.
In its post, it said that Instagram stood against racism and stood with the Black community, adding that the company also stood with those who were working toward justice in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and a lot more.
Moreover, Instagram said that if more users who wanted to #ShareBlackStories, many would raise their voices that would make a lasting impact. With its campaign, Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, was pledging USD 10 million to efforts committed to ending racial injustice.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Google expressed its support of racial equality, and “all those who search for it”.
In a Twitter post from Sundar Pichai, the company shared their support for “racial equality” in solidarity with the Black community and in honor of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and other people who didn’t have a voice.
Today on US Google & YouTube homepages we share our support for racial equality in solidarity with the Black community and in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery & others who don’t have a voice. For those feeling grief, anger, sadness & fear, you are not alone. pic.twitter.com/JbPCG3wfQW— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) May 31, 2020
YouTube, on the other hand, pledge USD 1 million in support of efforts to address social injustice in the United States.
We stand in solidarity against racism and violence. When members of our community hurt, we all hurt. We’re pledging $1M in support of efforts to address social injustice.— YouTube (@YouTube) May 30, 2020
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