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Sacha Baron Cohen suggests jailing Zuckerberg over COVID misinformation

Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jewish comedian Sacha Baron Cohen suggests Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be imprisoned, after US President Joe Biden claimed social media firms were “killing people” due to the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms.

“The President is right — Facebook is killing people,” Baron Cohen tweets. “CEOs have been jailed for less. But under US law, social media CEOs have near total immunity, which is insane.”

He calls for the law to be changed to “hold Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook accountable for the death they cause.”

Baron Cohen, who in recent years has frequently railed at Facebook, shares an edited image showing Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a jail cell, though he makes no mention of the latter in the tweet.

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