Facebook Lied: Free Speech Died Companies Boycotting Ads on Facebook

First the Facebook lie.  They took off a Trump ad due to his using an ANTIFA—NOT a Nazi—symbol.  By doing so they admitted Antifa is a terrorist organization but lied about the symbol.  Free Speech, not on Facebook.  Now major radical corporations are boycotting Facebook and pulling ads.  Why?  Because they demand Facebook cut off President Trump from this social media platform.  Isn’t that what the USSR did?  Isn’t that what China and Cuba do/  These are fascist organization demanding the end of the First Amendment for American citizens—if they disagree, you have no right to speak.

It should be noted these are also racist organizations.  While they are willing to sell to Hispanics, native Americans, white people and Asian-Americans, to them only one race deserves protection—Plus all these organizations support the genocide of the black race (confusing if you say black lives matter) by their support of the eugenics based Planned Parenthood, based on the theory that black children, per the founder Margaret Sanger believes in aborting children of color—because they were children of color.  Guess they do not care that she spoke at KKK rallies.

Patagonia becomes latest company to pull ads from Facebook

By Justin Wise, The Hills, – 06/22/20

Patagonia announced Sunday that it is pulling its ads from Facebook, becoming the latest company to join an advertising boycott demanding the tech giant take greater steps to police incendiary speech on the platform.

A band of civil rights groups last week launched the #StopHateForProfit campaign in response to what it called “Facebook’s long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform.” The groups said that a cease in advertising spending by corporations could send a “powerful message.”

Cory Bayers, the head of marketing at Patagonia, said in a series of tweets that the decision to join the boycott stemmed from Facebook’s failure to take sufficient steps “to stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform.” The outdoor apparel company said that its ad boycott would apply to Facebook and Instagram and that it would proceed until at least the end of July, “pending meaningful action from the social media giant.”

The move came just two days after NorthFace and REI announced that they were suspending advertising spending with Facebook. Upwork, a global freelancing platform, also announced Friday that it was “hitting pause” on its Facebook advertising. All four of the companies attached the hashtag #StopHateForProfit to their announcements. 

“From secure elections to a global pandemic to racial justice, the stakes are too high to sit back and let the company continue to be complicit in spreading disinformation and fomenting fear and hatred,” Bayers said. “We stand with #StopHateforProfit in saying Facebook’s ‘profits will never be worth promoting hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism, and violence.”

Carolyn Everson, vice president of Facebook’s global business group, told The Hill in a statement that “we deeply respect any brand’s decision and remain focused on the important work of removing hate speech and providing critical voting information.”

“Our conversations with marketers and civil rights organizations are about how, together, we can be a force for good,” Everson added. 

The ad boycott comes as Facebook faces escalating criticism inside and outside the company over its moderation of content. A group of Facebook employees earlier this month staged a virtual walkout to protest the company’s decision to leave up some of President Trump‘s inflammatory posts, including one about demonstrations in response to the May 25 police killing of George Floyd. 

The leaders of the Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Color of Change also denounced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg after a phone conversation with them about the posts. 

“[Zuckerberg] did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern-day voter suppression and he refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump’s call for violence against protesters,” they said in a joint statement. 

Those groups, as well as Sleeping Giants and the Anti-Defamation League, launched the ad boycott campaign with an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times on June 17. 

Facebook policy chief  Nick Clegg told reporters after the campaign’s launch that the company “emphatically stands against hate speech,” pointing to the 10 million hateful posts it removed last quarter. Facebook on Thursday removed several Trump campaign ads featuring a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners.

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Comments

  1. We lost our freedom of speech with twitter and facebook a long time ago
    as they will pull anything THEY deem harmful to the democrate or
    their site. Unfortunately we are slowly moving into a socialist country
    and losing our Constitutional freedoms. The sad thing is we are
    all sitting back and doing nothing.

  2. Richard Wahl says

    Funny. Eating their own.

    Not all of us are sitting back doing nothing. I have spent hours and hours walking precincts in the past; continue making phone calls; signing petitions (which amazingly have a big impact); talking with people; sending emails; voting every election. Confronting corruption. Conservatives run for office. Prayer. In some cases, I have seen a big individual shift, and it only took me 30 years. Who quits?

    “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” (Supposedly by Plato)

  3. Donald J says

    It would be nice to see a complete list of companies operating in America who support the subversive liberal policies of the Left. In that way we could do as many of us do when we check the label of a product to see if it was manufactured in a Communist Country (China) or in the U.S.A.. In that way we can just avoid their products altogether as they are using our purchase dollars to take America down from within.

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