Companies Boycott Facebook, Instagram And Twitter

Nicole Charky

MARINA DEL REY, CA — Several major companies have applied pressure to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Friday by pulling advertising and boycotting the social media platforms.

Unilever announced Friday they would halt advertising with the company through the end of 2020.

Shares dropping roughly 7% for both Facebook and Twitter following the company's announcement, according to the Associated Press.

The company said it wanted to take a stand against hate speech happening on the platforms, issuing a public announcement:

Facebook announced in response Friday that it will reportedly flag content that violates the community's terms. That new rule also includes content from politicians and President Donald Trump.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company would respond to hate speech and voter suppression happening on the platform and announced several policy changes:

Three weeks ago, I committed to reviewing our policies ahead of the 2020 elections. That work is ongoing, but today I...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, June 26, 2020

Brands including Verizon, Patagonia, The North Face, Recreational Equipment Inc and Ben & Jerry’s have all publicly boycotted the platform.

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This article originally appeared on the Marina Del Rey Patch