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Zuckerberg to meet with Facebook ad boycott organizers

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:03 AM

The groups behind the #StopHateForProfit campaign insist that the Facebook CEO be at the meeting, according to Reuters

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


Lego pauses social media ad spending

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:50 AM

'We are committed to having a positive impact on children and the world they will inherit,' says Julia Goldin, chief marketing officer at Lego

LEGO. A human sized Lego figure is on display at the Lego building event in Helsinki, on September 28, 2019. Photo by  Alessandro Rampazzo/AFP


Volkswagen, Adidas, Puma join Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:37 AM

The German brands join the call to keep the pressure on Facebook to do more on combatting hate, and dangerous false information

Mark Zuckerberg photo from Shutterstock

Facebook boots far-right network and boosts original news

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The moves come as Facebook faces an advertiser boycott that has morphed into a global digital activist campaign aimed at curbing hateful and toxic content

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook login page is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


EXPLAINER: What is the Stop Hate For Profit movement?

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:41 PM

The campaign calls on advertisers to pull out from Facebook for turning a blind eye to hate speech, and failing to take down posts that incite violence

As Facebook ad boycott enters new phase, impact unclear

Jun 30, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The boycott is a permanent mark on Facebook's record but its real effects remain to be seen

ZUCKERBERG. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Microsoft ad spending on Facebook, Instagram suspended – Axios report

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:59 AM

The report says Microsoft's ban stems from concerns about their ads appearing next to inappropriate content

MICROSOFT. A signage of Microsoft is seen on March 13, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Jeenah Moon/AFP


Ford to suspend social media ads, presses to 'clean up' ecosystem

Jun 30, 2020 - 6:47 AM

'The existence of content that includes hate speech, violence and racial injustice on social platforms needs to be eradicated,' says Ford

File photo by AFP


Starbucks pauses advertising on all social media platforms

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:16 AM

'We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online, and we stand against hate speech,' Starbucks' short post on its website reads

STARBUCKS. The sign for a Starbucks coffee shop is seen in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


LIST: Companies boycotting Facebook, supporting #StopHateForProfit

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a list of some of the major advertisers which have paused spending on ads on Facebook or other social media platforms

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb 'hateful content' in ads

Jun 27, 2020 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will also add tags to posts which are 'newsworthy' but violate platform rules – following the lead of Twitter, which used such labels on tweets from President Donald Trump

FACEBOOK. In this file photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Ben & Jerry's joins Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:26 PM

'As of July 1st we will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the United States,' Ben & Jerry's says on June 23