Friday, 03 July, 2020


Coca-Cola calls off social media advertising to boycott racial discrimination

Facebook to Label Posts That Break Company’s Policy Why are companies boycotting Facebook? ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ campaign explained
Conrad Doyle | 29 June, 2020, 11:55

While responding if the announcements will impact the India market as well, a Hindustan Unilever spokesperson said the announcement is specific to the U.S. market at present and there are no specific announcements for other markets or the Indian market at the moment. The Stop Hate for Profit campaign has called on brands to suspend spending on Facebook in July. The campaign was recently launched by six organisations in the USA, including the Anti-Defamation League and the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, and plans to call on organisations in Europe to follow suit, Reuters reported. And it dominates social media with more than three billion users of all its properties.

Quincey went on to say that the pause will give Coca-Cola the opportunity to "reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed".

Verizon, telecommunications company, spends Rs3.85 billion ($22.9 million) on social media ads.

Although Starbucks did not explicitly name Facebook in the statement, its move comes as a growing movement to boycott the social network for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms gathers steam. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman said that the company was not joining the official Facebook boycott.

Facebook announced that soon it will start labeling content and news that violates the policies of the company. A global campaign would make a dent in Facebook's revenue stream, while the publicity already sent Facebook's stock down 8.3% on Friday, wiping out $56B in market capitalization.

Zuckerberg said that Facebook removes a greater percent of hate speech on its services than other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.

"We have been down this road before with Facebook", the group said in a statement.

Facebook lost a whopping $56 billion in market value on Friday as advertisers ran for the hills.

"What we've seen in today's address from Mark Zuckerberg is a failure to wrestle with the harms FB has caused on our democracy & civil rights".

"We are also expanding our policies to better protect immigrants, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from ads suggesting these groups are inferior or expressing contempt, dismissal or disgust directed at them", he added. This is in an effort on Facebook's part to prohibit divisive and inflammatory language that has been used to sow discord. The action targeted primarily conservative outlets and speakers, and ended up being so widespread that it garnered the attention of US President Donald Trump, who considered making such behavior "illegal". "Labeling "newsworthy" content so the public can judge for themselves is not a new policy". Similarly, there are also no exceptions for politicians. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook.

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