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Boycott Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg Says they 'won’t Change the Policies of Facebook'

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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg 

The advertising boycott of Facebook is running as a giant controversial factor .On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a strong stand against hate speech.

In a broad sense, the current boycott, which will last atleast a month, is like nothing Facebook has experienced before. Following weeks of protests against police violence and racial injustice, major brands have for the first time joined together to protest against still- prevalent hate speech on Facebook’s platforms by taking aim at the social network’s $ 70bn in annual ad revenue.

The boycott is also somewhat a victory for novel coalition of civil rights groups and other advocacy organisations- the architects of the #StopHateForProfit campaign that many of the boycotting companies have signed onto.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has now dismissed the threat of this punishing boycott from major advertisers pressing Facebook to take a stronger stand over the hate speech and said the brand “will be back soon enough” and the Facebook’s policies won’t change.

Mr Zuckerberg told employees last week that the company would not change its approach on hate speech even with scores of advertisers boycotting the platform, The Information reported Wednesday.

“We are not gonna change our policies or approach on anything because of a threat to a small percent of our revenue, or to any percent of our revenue,” Zuckerberg said during a virtual Town Hall on Friday.

Zuckerberg eventually agrees to meet with leaders of the NAACP, Color of Change and the Anti- Defamation League, said the ADL representative ,Todd Gutnick.

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