Here's what civil rights leaders want from Facebook

"It shouldn't be my nonprofit that has to be monitoring and focusing its energy on a corporation that makes $70 billion a year," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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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 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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How Trump's executive order would change social media and the internet

May 29, 2020
Without the 1996 law Section 230, the internet as we know it would not exist.
The executive order could lead to uncharted territory on the internet, where platforms either over- or under-censor everything.
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Trump to target Twitter, social media bias with new executive order

Trump is to order a review of the law that excuses social media platforms from liability for what users post.
President Trump's executive order could make social media platforms responsible for everyone's posts, including his.
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Facebook's oversight board is finally here. How will it affect content moderation?

May 7, 2020
The group will decide some of the thorniest issues surrounding hate speech, harassment and privacy.
Facebook now has put togethre its own internal Supreme Court, 20 people with power to weigh tricky decisions of free speech versus harmful content.
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Social media limits on political ads hurt smaller campaigns

Mar 11, 2020
Google's new policies mean campaigns need to spend more to get their messages out.
This year, Google started limiting microtargeting after complaints that some political messages were getting shared with just a handful of people.
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Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Tumblr was an early social media favorite. What happened?

Aug 13, 2019
Verizon is selling Tumblr, the social blogging platform.
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How LinkedIn steered clear of controversy

Aug 12, 2019
"You're not really yourself, you're your work self," says New York Times reporter John Herrman about the platform's users.
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