Golden Globes: Sacha Baron Cohen criticises Mark Zuckerberg for ‘spreading Nazi propaganda’

sacha baren cohensacha baren cohen Sacha Baron Cohen criticised Facebook at the Golden Globes 2020 awards ceremony (Photo: AP Images).

British actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen took a potshot at Mark Zuckerberg during his appearance at the 2020 Golden Globes, accusing the Facebook founder of “spreading Nazi propaganda”.

The Dictator star took to the stage to introduce Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, which was nominated in the best motion picture comedy or musical category when he made the reference to the social media mogul.

“The hero of this next movie is a naive misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda and only has imaginary friends. His name is Mark Zuckerberg. Sorry, this is an old intro for the ‘The Social Network’,” he said.

Cohen has earlier criticised social media platforms and their founders for heightening discrimination. He last took social media platforms to task in November during his speech at the Anti-Defamation League’s ‘Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism’.

“All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history,” he had said.

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Cohen also penned an opinion piece in The Washington Post calling out Facebook and Zuckerberg’s negligent rules on posting propaganda.

At the 77th Golden Globe awards, Cohen was also nominated for best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for TV for The Spy. He lost in the category to Russell Crowe.

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