Sacha Baron Cohen celebrates Trump loss, calls for Zuckerberg to go next: ‘One down, one to go’
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen celebrated President Trump’s loss in the presidential election and called for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ouster next.
“One down, one to go,” the “Borat” actor tweeted, including a photo of Trump shaking hands with Zuckerberg at the White House.
One down. One to go. pic.twitter.com/eQYi1pBqku
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) November 7, 2020
Cohen is a longtime critic of both Trump and Facebook, and his recent “Borat” sequel features a scene in which the character “learns” through Facebook that the Holocaust never happened.
Cohen’s new film also made headlines recently for including a scene in which the 26-year-old actress playing Borat’s 15-year-old daughter conducts an interview with Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney.
Giuliani has claimed he was simply tucking in his shirt in a shot that appears to show him reaching into his pants. Trump, meanwhile, referred to Cohen as a “creep” after the footage surfaced.
Cohen previously struck a more somber tone in his criticism of Facebook in a 2019 speech at an Anti-Defamation League Summit.
“All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history,” he said. “The algorithms these platforms depend on deliberately amplify the type of content that keeps users engaged—stories that appeal to our baser instincts and that trigger outrage and fear.”