The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), on June 17, 2020, has asked companies to act against hate and disinformation being spread by Facebook through their campaign called Stop Hate for Profit.
NAACP was founded in the year 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people, and according to them, their organization is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the US.
The Stop Hate for Profit Campaign by NAACP
Their campaign, Stop Hate for Profit, on the other hand, is about asking businesses to not advertise on Facebook’s services. Together with the NAACP on this campaign are ADL, Color of Change, Common Sense, Free Press, Sleeping Giants, LULAC, Mozilla, and NHMC.
“We are asking all businesses to stand in solidarity with our most deeply held American values of freedom, equality and justice and not advertise on Facebook’s services in July.”A message on the Stop the Hate for Profit Website
Based on the “#STOPHATE” which has been published by NAACP just on June 26, 2020, they asked advertisers to temporarily pause advertising on Facebook and Instagram in order to force Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of FACEBOOK, to address the catastrophic effect that Facebook has had on the society.
Companies’ Response to Stop Hate for Profit Campaign
Furthermore, with regards to the Stop Hate for Profit, many companies, including big names have responded to the campaign.
Few of the many well known names that have shown their support to the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign are Unilever, JanSport, Viber, and Ben & Jerry’s, and here are what they have to say about it:
List of Companies that Boycott Facebook
Want to know which other notable brands has already responded to the Response to Stop Hate for Profit Campaign? Here are the all the names that joined the campaign as released in the Stop the Hate for Profit website:
- Adventure Journal
- Arcanist Press
- Arka Pana Consulting
- Artbees Software
- Aspen Snowmass
- Atlas Pet Company
- Blurry Bits Photography
- Climate Ride
- Coolidge Corner Theatre
- DETH KULT
- ecoRI News
- Eddie Bauer
- Edinburgh Events
- EILEEN FISHER
- Equal Entrance
- GIN – Greater Inflight Network
- Haven Life
- Heidi Howarth
- Houdini Sportswear
- Ipsun Solar
- Kush Queen
- Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival
- Local Postal
- Lockdowneconomy – UK
- Magnolia Pictures
- Matte PR
- Menlo Jazzercise
- Mindful QA
- Modern Farmer
- Nonbeenary Designs
- Patagonia Provisions
- Peter Togel
- Read Between the Wines Podcast BBC
- ReVision Energy
- Social Work Test Prep
- Somoto Canyon Tours
- Spiders and Milk
- The Carbon Literacy Project
- The Hershey Company
- The Jewish Board
- The North Face
- Thriving Design
- UNLIT® The Hangover Recovery Drink
- Western Environmental Law Center
- Willow Lane Collective
- Woven Trends
Their list is updated regularly. The list on our page is as of the afternoon of today, June 29, 2020.
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