Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen laid into Google’s billionaire cofounders for leaving the company.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced they were stepping down as CEO and President of Google’s parent company Alphabet on Tuesday. Page and Brin confirmed in their goodbye letter that they will remain as board members and shareholders, and the pair still have voting control of the company.
Baron Cohen tweeted about the news on Wednesday. “First you drop your ‘Don’t Be Evil’ mantra, now you ‘drop out’? You still control 51% of voting shares, so stop @Google and @YouTube from spreading white supremacy & conspiracies.”
“So long as you profit from hate, you are the #SiliconSix,” Baron Cohen added.
The “Silicon Six” is a term Baron Cohen used in a speech he gave to the Anti-Defamation League about online hate speech last month, and the Silicon Valley executives he sees as responsible for its proliferation. The term refers to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, their successor Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.