British comedian and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen — who has a history of pushing buttons with the movie “Borat” and TV series “Who Is America?”
— calls the social network President Donald Trump’s “willing accomplice” as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” in a new op-ed for Time.
And he accuses the president of exploiting the public’s fear and uncertainty, and claims that Facebook FB, +2.18% has given him the platform to do so. “
“The Demagogue in Chief has a willing accomplice in Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook — a megaphone that history’s worst autocrats could only dream of.”
Cohen also didn’t pull any punches against Facebook while giving a speech hosted by the Anti-Defamation League last November.
Read: Sacha Baron Cohen amplifies his sharp rebuke of big tech companies, while Facebook insists it’s anti–hate speech.
A House Judiciary subcommittee report released this week even suggests breaking apart tech companies like Facebook, Apple, AMZN, -0.16% and Google. »