Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is joining an escalating movement to siphon advertising away from Facebook in an effort to pressure the company into doing more to prevent racist and violent information from being shared on its social networking service.

The decision announced Thursday by one of the world's biggest...

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Published on June 24, 2020 -  01:32
Ben & Jerry's Joins #StopHateForProfit Campaign
Ben & Jerry's Joins #StopHateForProfit Campaign The campaign asks companies to halt advertisements on Instagram and Facebook, which it claims puts "profit over safety." Six organizations started #StopHateForProfit, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The boycott will start on July 1 and continue throughout the month. #StopHateForProfit has released guidelines it says Facebook should adopt. They include letting advertisers see when their content appears along with "hateful misinformation." Ben & Jerry's, via blog post Ben & Jerry's, via blog post Ben & Jerry's is owned by Unilever, which has not commented on the ice cream company's decision. Other #StopHateForProfit members include Upwork, REI, Patagonia and The North Face. Eddie Bauer and Canadian outdoor brand Arc'teryx have also committed to halting ads on Facebook. Arc’teryx, via Twitter

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