More boycotts are coming for Facebook

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Leaders of the Stop Hate For Profit social media boycott group are discussing whether to organize another campaign against Facebook in light of an explosive investigative series from the Wall Street Journal. The Stop Hate For Profit advertising boycott campaign against Facebook launched in 2020 in response to controversy over the company's refusal to censor a post from then-President Trump that many argued incited violence. The groups that organized the campaign were Common Sense, a children's online safety group; The Anti-Defamation League; Color for Change; NAACP; Free Press; and Sleeping Giants, an advertising accountability group. "The founders of that campaign are discussing new efforts we should do," said Common Sense CEO Jim Steyer said. "We are considering the idea of a major consumer effort and if we did, it would be similar to what we did last time with Stop Hate For Profit. It would have the same kind of elements." Stop Hate For Profit focused on Facebook advertisers in 2020. This time, Steyer says, they've been discussing actions that might target consumers, as well as Facebook employees and board members.

Scoop: More boycotts coming for Facebook