The social media advertising boycott goes global

The campaign to get companies to stop buying social media advertising already has support from companies like Verizon, Patagonia and Unilever.
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Facebook does an about-face on "hateful" ads after pressure from brands

Jun 26, 2020
Major companies said they were pulling ads from Facebook as part of a movement called #stophateforprofit.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced policies to address complaints about content on the platform amid a growing advertiser boycott.
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Facebook is going to let users turn off political ads

The move comes as civil rights groups call for major advertisers to boycott Facebook, and the Trump administration reportedly proposes legislation on social media platforms.
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, personally, have come under criticism from all sides of the political spectrum when it comes to policing content.
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Advertisers back away from YouTube over comments from pedophiles

Major brands have suspended advertising on the platform due to the inadequate policing of comment sections.
Nestlé, McDonald's, Disney and other companies have put their spending on YouTube on hold.
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Advertisers are not leaving Facebook any time soon

Apr 24, 2018
Ads and consumer data are Facebook’s financial lifeblood. Yet, after all of the recent controversies  and #deletefacebook campaigns, are advertisers concerned that users will abandon the platform for greener — and more reputable — pastures? “At the end of the…

The most powerful tool in social media

Apr 11, 2018
A huge reason for its success is because people, well, they like to be liked.
People walk past the Facebook 'Like' symbol at the Facebook Innovation Hub on Feb. 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
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That emoji you just tweeted could determine the next ad you see

Feb 16, 2018
Cashing in on smiley faces ... or animals, vegetables, dancers...
Since 2016, Twitter has partnered with ad agencies to target people based on their emoji use.
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