Hundreds of popular companies have boycott showing the digital ad on Facebook in response to calls from many civil rights groups in the United States.
The organizations start campaigning against Facebook for not removing President Donald Trump’s threatening remarks.
To solve this, Facebook has held virtual meetings with organizations on the zoom platform. It was attended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and other high-ranking officials.
After more than an hour of discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just listened to their demands but don’t give any proper solution. No solution came out. Calling for a boycott of Facebook at the end of the reverse meeting members of the organization have expressed outrage.
President of the Color of Change organization Rashad Robinson said, Mark Zuckerberg and his officials were present at the meeting to applaud.
The heads of other organizations, including the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, said Facebook was not yet paying attention to the boycott of advertisers. The co-CEO of the Free Press organization said, “They are talking nonsense about what we want.” There was nothing different in this meeting than what is said in their press release.
Spokespersons for the organizations said they raised 10 demands in front of Facebook executives. Demands include hiring executives who have worked on civil rights, allowing them to submit regular audit reports without interference, and updating community standards policies.
Of these, only Zuckerberg and Sandberg have agreed to hire an experienced civil rights executive. They did not show interest in the rest of the issue.
After the meeting, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the 200 White Supremeist group had been removed from the platform. We had the opportunity to hear the demands of the campaign organizers in this meeting.
They don’t want to see any hateful messages on the platform. This is what we also want. We know that we will be judged by our actions, not our speech. I am grateful to the organizations for joining us.
On May 25, police torture centered on the death of George Floyd, black American-African citizen protests are starting in the United States. But ignoring the protests of black people, President Donald Trump posted offensive language on Facebook and Twitter. Twitter removed some of Trump’s posts because they were threatening. However, Facebook did not remove that threatening post.
Many organizations have called for a boycott of Facebook for not removing Trump’s threatening remarks on the issue of George Floyd’s death. Following this, several organizations called ADL, NAACP, and Color of Change started the #StopHateforProfit campaign.