Major brands across the world are supporting the #StopHateforProfit campaign, aimed to encourage businesses to stop any sort of advertising on Facebook or Instagram during the month of July in protest over the company’s content policies.
Facebook has been for a while getting criticism for handling its hate speech and this another way for companies to take action.
The campaign states clear that the company has gone on to allow speech “which incites violence against protesters fighting for racial justice”.
As per #StopHateforProfit site:
They allowed incitement to violence against protesters fighting for racial justice in America in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others.
They named Breitbart News a “trusted news source” and made The Daily Caller a “fact checker” despite both publications having records of working with known white nationalists.
They turned a blind eye to blatant voter suppression on their platform.
Companies such as Coca-Cola, Vans, Ben & Jerry’s, ADL, Unilever, Volkswagen, Adidas and Reebok are few that have come to support the campaign and pause the advertising on Facebook platforms.