Hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands have suspended advertising with the social media giant as part of the #StopHateForProfit” campaign.
Britain´s main opposition Labour party said Sunday it has joined a Facebook advertising boycott over allegations that the social network has failed to sufficiently curb hateful content.
“All MPs in the Labour party use Facebook to get across our message. But what we´re not doing at the moment is advertising on Facebook,” senior lawmaker Rachel Reeves told BBC television.
“And that is in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter campaign but also in line with what many businesses are doing this month, which is to express our concerns about the failure of Facebook to take down some hateful material from their platform.”
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg last week met with organisers of the #StopHateForProfit coalition that is pressing for more aggressive action on hateful content and disinformation.