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Facebook ‘boycott’ assembly with polite rights leaders ‘a disappointment’

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Hundreds of brands have paused promotion for a whole month of July.


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Civil rights groups contend Facebook is all speak and no transformation when it comes to stealing racist, horrible and dubious calm from a platform. 

On Tuesday, leaders from a NAACP, a Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Color of Change and Free Press met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, to plead a final of a large advertiser protest on a amicable networking service, CNBC reports. 

At a propelling of several polite rights organizations, lead by a NAACP, hundreds of brands have paused promotion for a whole month of Jul as partial of a #StopHateforProfit debate that was launched in mid-June.

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The transformation calls on Facebook to do some-more to quell a widespread of hatred debate and misinformation. In a statement, a advocacy groups slammed a service for “allowing racist, aroused and verifiably fake calm to run prevalent on a platform.”

The assembly Tuesday, hold around video conference, was meant to residence a groups’ 10 final and how Facebook is doing hatred content. Instead of squashing tensions over a widespread advertiser boycott, that includes Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Levi’s, Zuckerberg served adult a dry nothingburger

“The assembly we only left was a disappointment,” pronounced Color Of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson during a Zoom press conference. “They showed adult to a assembly awaiting an A for attendance.”

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt also remarkable during a presser that a organisation summarized their 10 demands during a assembly and “we didn’t get commitments or timeframes or transparent outcomes,” he said. 

“We approaching specifics, and that’s not what we heard,” he added.

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“All Mark needs to do, all Facebook needs to do, is once and for all contend ‘White supremacy, racism, anti-semitism, anti-Muslim hate, xenophobia — once and for all, it has to stop, and that stops now,’” Greenblatt continued. 

In a press release, Free Press also addressed a meeting, observant that a ″#StopHateForProfit didn’t hear anything currently to remonstrate us that Zuckerberg and his colleagues are holding action. 

The recover went on to say, “Instead of committing to a timeline to base out hatred and disinformation on Facebook, a company’s leaders delivered a same aged articulate points to try to assuage us but assembly a demands.” 

A Facebook orator pronounced a idea of a assembly was to listen, learn and dedicate to being “free of hatred speech.”

“We know we will be judged by a actions not by a difference and are beholden to these groups and many others for their continued engagement,” a orator pronounced in a statement.

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