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  • Verizon joins the Facebook ad boycott after one of its ads is displayed next to an anti-Semitic conspiracy video

    Reuters Verizon has pulled its advertising from Facebook, joining a growing list of companies boycotting the social-media firm over its content moderation. A group of six nonprofit organizations started the boycott last week, calling on companies to withdraw their advertising over the spread of hate speech and misinformation on Facebook. On Thursday, June 25, the Anti-Defamation League said it found a Verizon ad next to anti-Semitic video. Verizon's chief media officer said the company was...

    Business Insider
  • The harm of blocking political Facebook ads

    It’s true in life and politics: You don’t know what you don’t know. After Facebook’s decision to allow users to block ads about social and political issues, maybe you never will.

    Washington Examiner
  • Verizon decides Facebook doesn't need its ad money after all

    Mark Zuckerberg can definitely hear Verizon now.  The telecommunications giant announced Thursday that it is immediately ceasing all advertising on Facebook. So reports CNBC, which notes that Verizon is joining the likes of Patagonia, REI, and Ben & Jerry's in financially distancing itself from the controversial social media platform.  In an emailed statement to Mashable, a Verizon spokesperson chalked the move up to vague displeasure with varying violations of unspecified policies.  "Our...

    Mashable
  • Pro-Trump group runs ad: ‘Does Joe Biden have dementia?’

    A pro-Trump super PAC is asking voters in a new television to consider whether former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is suffering from dementia. The Committee to Defend the President said it has invested $400,000 in the "Lost His Mind" ad that started

    The Washington Times