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  • European Advertising Giant Pulls Facebook, Twitter Ads Over ‘Polarizing Atmosphere'

    Unilever, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Hellmann’s, said Friday it will halt advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S. at least through Dec. 31. The consumer products giant has spent more than $11.8 million in the U.S. this year on Facebook, according to marketing analytics firm Pathmatics.  Shares of Facebook and Twitter fell more than 7% after Unilever

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  • Liberal groups are successfully pressuring major advertisers to withdraw ad revenue from Facebook

    In spite of Facebook and Twitter's obvious bias against conservative content, a number of liberal groups have apparently decided that the social media companies are not doing enough to enforce liberal orthodoxy and have begun a successful campaign to get companies to stop advertising there. The latest company to fall in line is household products company Unilever, which has one of the largest advertising budgets in the world. In a statement posted on its website, Unilever announced, "Given our...

  • As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging ‘newsworthy’ political speech that violates policy – TechCrunch

    As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo them back. In a livestreamed segment of the company’s weekly all-hands meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recapped some of the steps Facebook is already taking, and announced [