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Unilever, Maker Of Dove Soap, Is Latest Brand To Boycott Facebook

As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging ‘newsworthy’ political speech that violates policy

Some of the companies will pause ads just on Facebook, while others will refrain from advertising more broadly on social media.

The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream said it would halt Twitter, Facebook and Instagram advertising in the United States "at least" through 2020.

The policy changes come during a growing ad boycott campaign, called "Stop Hate for Profit", that was started by several USA civil rights groups after the death of George Floyd, to pressure the company to act on hate speech and misinformation.

The simply call to boycott the system adopted worry about Facebook's inaction when as opposed to Twitter. By pulling their ads, Facebook revenue will fall below expectations and already this has affected its stock price.

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Responding to the criticism, Zuckerberg, whose remaining net worth is now being estimated at $82.3 billion by Bloomberg, has promised to ban ads with "hateful content".

But Zuckerman noted that Facebook "has a history of trying hard not to alienate right-leaning users, and given how tightly President Trump has aligned himself with voter-suppressing misinfo, it seems likely that Facebook will err on the side of non-intrusive and ignorable labels, which would minimize impact of the campaign". The retailer would continue to post unpaid content on Facebook, which is its second-largest paid advertisement platform. Coca-Cola, Hershey and Honda are among the latest high-profile companies to say they will temporarily stop advertising with Facebook. Verizon spent almost $407,000 on Instagram ads over the same period. The company's response was to distinguish itself from Twitter (which no longer runs candidate ads and has labelled Trump's tweets) and cast its lack of action as a defence of "political speech, even when we strongly disagree with it". "We're pausing our advertising until Facebook can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable and is consistent with what we've done with YouTube and other partners".

He said the voting labels will depend on how good Facebook's artificial intelligence is at identifying posts to label. He said that thee company would label all voting-related posts with a link encouraging users to look at the voter information hub and also added that the company would prohibit hate speech no matter where it came from (read - no matter who it has been posted by). For this reason, Facebook chose to highlight and label any post that is made by any authority, officials or politicians that might take its policies lightly. As a company, we acknowledge that we don't have all the answers, nor are we in a position to preach to others. They have made apologies in the past. They have taken meagre steps after each catastrophe where their platform played a part. "But this has to end now".

He pointed to a European Commission report this month that found Facebook removed 86% of hate speech past year, up from 82.6%.

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Eddie Bauer, $1.4 million: The retailer said Tuesday that it was suspending paid ads on Facebook and Instagram through July.

"We will pull all ads on Facebook and Instagram, effective immediately, through at least the end of July, pending meaningful action from the social media giant", the outdoor apparel brand said. She also said, "Hate is an insidious feature of every society, and that is reflected across all platforms". "This does not make us an "arbiter of truth", Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said".

In his address, Zuckerberg did try to counter the trust issue, citing a study from the European Union this week showing Facebook "acts faster and removes a greater percent of hate speech on our services than other major internet platforms, including YouTube and Twitter".

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