Two days ago, Milo Yiannopoulos said he couldn’t wait for vigilantes to start gunning journalists down. Less than 48 hours after Milo posted his threat on Instagram, someone did exactly that, opening fire on journalists at the Annapolis Capital-Gazette.
Regardless of this gunman's motivation, the reality is that online threats toward journalists from prominent accounts make newsrooms across the nation less safe. As long as social media companies continue to provide a platform for them, they are culpable for any violence they inspire.
Following the shooting, Instagram finally took down Milo’s original post, but they continue to allow him on their platform. That’s unacceptable. Add your name now to demand Instagram do their part to make it stop by immediately banning Milo from their platform—permanently.