Ben & Jerry’s Becomes Latest Company to Boycott Facebook Advertising For Allegedly Promoting Misinformation, Hate

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Ben & Jerry’s became the latest company to end paid advertising on Facebook, accusing the platform of willingness to “divide our nation, suppress voters, foment and fan the flames of racism and violence, and undermine our democracy.”

In the last week, North Face, REI, Upwork, Patagonia, and other smaller brands announced boycotts of Facebook over misinformation and hate speech.

Their decisions were sparked by the “Stop Hate For Profit” campaign, created by Color for Change with other nonprofit partners. Its website calls out Facebook for promoting several right-wing news sources, like naming Breitbart News “a trusted news source” and allowing The Daily Caller to be a “fact-checker.” The campaign also accuses
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