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Cher on Boycotting Facebook and Google: ‘Might as Well Be Conspiring with Russia’

The anti-Trump musician is not happy with these companies

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Cher, one of President Donald Trump’s most outspoken Hollywood critics, is boycotting both Google and Facebook because she believes the companies are helping to destroy democracy.

“Won’t use Google, getting rid of Facebook account I didn’t know I had. Would get rid of Twitter if it wasn’t for you [the fans]. These companies have no allegiance to … anything but money,” the 72-year-old musician wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

She continued, “They might as well be conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy.”

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Cher has become increasingly political on her Twitter account in the last week.

She recently called President Donald Trump a “liar” and a “traitor” who is “ruining America.”

In a Monday tweet, she also suggested that the president is racist and that he thinks people of color are “less than.”

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“Trump believes people of color are less than. Perhaps 3/5th’s of a person,” her tweet read in part.

She also says in the tweet that Trump wants to “force” America “back to the days before ‘reconstruction.'”

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The musician’s tweet about boycotting Facebook and Google seems to suggest she thinks the companies benefit President Trump.

But many conservatives say that in recent years the companies have been working to suppress conservative voices while promoting left-wing ones.

Comedian Amy Schumer is joining Cher in her Facebook boycott.

The comedian tweeted on Monday she was avoiding the social media platform for the week — and Instagram for the day — in support of the NAACP.

Schumer is reportedly upset about a recent Facebook data breach that disproportionately affected minority users.

“In solidarity to the @naacp I won’t be on Instagram tomorrow and won’t be on Facebook for a week. Please join me,” the “Snatched” and “Trainwreck” star tweeted on Monday.

Schumer’s boycott is part of the NAACP’s #LogOutFacebook protest.

The organization wrote about the protest on its official website, “NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks, which unfairly target its users of color.”

NAACP is also calling on Congress to conduct further investigations on Facebook, the group said, after a report released for the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed that the Russian influence campaign “made an extraordinary effort to target African-Americans.”

For more on Cher’s thoughts about President Trump, check out the video below:

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