Sacha Baron Cohen is slamming Twitter, saying he’s terrified that "democracy is being disintegrated" as disinformation spreads as quickly as the truth.

“There’s this theory that we’re in this post-truth age — that they’re so many different sources of truth, that no one knows what facts are anymore,” the star of Showtime’s “Who is America?” tells fellow actor Don Cheadle in a video released Thursday for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

“So it allows people who are spreading lies to actually seem like they are legitimate,” Cohen continues, before railing against Twitter. Cohen contends that without his ability to tweet, President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE would’ve never won the 2016 White House race.


“Trump without Twitter probably would not have become president, which is why Jack Dorsey is in the White House having a meeting with Trump,” Cohen, 47, tells Cheadle. Twitter CEO Dorsey, who’s been criticized by Trump for alleged bias against conservatives, met with the commander in chief last month.

“They can’t get rid of extreme right Twitter accounts because it might affect some of the Republican base,” Cheadle responds in his chat with Cohen.

“What’s fascinating about that is he’s sitting opposite the president,” Cohen says of Dorsey. “[Trump’s] actually the biggest celebrity endorser of his corporation.”

If Twitter was to “get rid of the racists” on its platform, says Cohen, “they're going to have less Twitter subscribers.”

Twitter said earlier this month that it had suspended more than 160,000 accounts in the second half of 2018 for violating its policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

“It’s OK to not give those people who want to murder people for being different absolute rights,” the British-born performer says. “We’re living in a society now where the space that we grew up in — which is the idea that society is getting better, where black people can get full rights, they can vote, where people are equal despite their differences — that concept is being disintegrated. Democracy is being disintegrated. That’s terrifying to me.”

Cohen then adds with a grin, “I’m going to say all this with the caveat that I’m a comedian, that I don’t really know what I’m talking about. This is just the stuff that’s going on in my head.”