Advertiser momentum against Facebook’s content and monetization programs continues to grow.
Last night, Verizon( which owns TechCrunch) said it will be pausing advertising on Facebook and Instagram” until Facebook can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfy and is consistent with what we’ve does so with YouTube and other partners .”
“Based on the current polarization and the election that we are having in the U.S ., there needs to be much more enforcement in the area of love communication, ” Unilever’s executive vice president of world media Luis Di Como told The Wall Street Journal.
The effort to bring advertiser pressure to bear on Facebook began with a campaign called #StopHateforProfit, which is coordinated by the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Color of Change, Free Press and Sleeping Heavyweight. The expedition is calling for changes that are supposed to improve support for victims of racism, anti-Semitism and detest, and to end ad monetization on misinformation and vile content.
The list of fellowships who have agreed to draw their publicize from Facebook also includes outdoor symbols like REI, The North Face and Patagonia.( An important caveat: Gizmodo noted that it’s not clear whether these advertisers are also gathering their money from the Facebook Audience Network .)
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— Unilever #StaySafe (@ Unilever) June 26, 2020
Facebook afforded the next statement in response to Unilever’s announcement 😛 TAGEND
We invest billions of dollars each year to keep our community safe and continuously work with outside experts to review and update our policies. We’ve opened ourselves up to a civil rights audit, and “were having” banned 250 white supremacist parties from Facebook and Instagram. The financings we have offset in AI mean that we find practically 90% of Hate Speech[ and take] act before users report it to us, while a recent EU report witnessed Facebook gauged more hate lecture reports under 24 hours than Twitter and YouTube. We know we have more work to do, and we’ll continue to work with civil rights radicals, GARM, and other experts to develop even more implements, technology and policies to continue this fight.
And Twitter supplied a statement from Sarah Personette, vice president of world patient mixtures 😛 TAGEND
Our mission is to serve the public conversation and ensure Twitter is a place where people can make human alliances, endeavour and receive authentic and plausible intelligence, and express themselves freely and safely. We have developed policies and platform abilities to protect and serve the public conversation, and as always, are committed to amplifying expressions from underrepresented communities and marginalized groups. We are respectful of our partners’ decisions and will continue to work and communicate closely with them during this time.
As of 1:57 p.m. EDT, Facebook stock was down more than 7% from the start of trading. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he will also be addressing these issues at a town hall starting at 2 p, m. EDT today.
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