Some of the nation’s most iconic brands – Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company and the Levi Strauss & Co. – are among the latest in pledging to halt advertising on Facebook as part of a growing boycott organized by civil rights groups to condemn the social media company’s failure to remove hate speech.
Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining several steps the social network will take to combat hate speech ahead of the 2020 presidential election Friday, the companies joined Unilever, Honda, Verizon and others in the protest.
The #StopHateforProfit campaign – launched June 17 by civil rights groups including the NAACP, Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League – comes as corporate America grapples with racial inequality following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Facebook boycott list
The following companies have announced they are participating in the protest. Go to the campaign’s website www.stophateforprofit.org to find additional companies or search #StopHateForProfit.
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Eddie Bauer
- The Hershey Company
- Magnolia Pictures
- The North Face