Cher is no longer planning to use Google or Facebook, declaring the tech giants “might as well be conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy.”
The “Believe” singer vowed Tuesday to keep her Twitter account live for her fans but claimed she wouldn't be using Google or Facebook's services because their only allegiance is to money.
“WONT USE GOOGLE,GETTING RID OF FACEBOOK ACCOUNT I DIDNT KNOW I HAD.WOULD GET RID OF TWITTER IF IT WASN’T 4 [love] OF YOU.THESE COMPANIES HAVE NO ALLEGIANCE TO,OR [love] OF ANYTHING BUT MONEY. THEY MIGHT AS WELL BE CONSPIRING WITH RUSSIA TO DESTROY OUR DEMOCRACY,” Cher wrote on Twitter. “WHERES [love] OF [America]”
Google and Facebook have received backlash following the 2016 presidential election for failing to stop fake accounts from spreading and trading users’ privacy for data.
Two reports by the Senate Intelligence Committee released Monday faulted Facebook for allowing a massive Russia-led campaign that showed racial and political discord in the U.S., systematically targeted African-Americans and tried to recruit them as "assets" in the years before the 2016 presidential election.
Google, Twitter and Facebook, which owns Instagram, were criticized for misrepresenting the amount of Russian activity on their sites and not disclosing the accurate number of users viewing the content created by Russian bots.
Cher has been a vocal critic of President Trump. Last Friday, the singer called Trump a “liar, thug, crook, traitor” who is “ruining my beloved” America.
The artist also threw her support for Joe Biden as a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential election — with Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke as the former vice president's running mate.
Fox News' Christopher Carbone contributed to this report.