Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertising on facebook, in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
Since Floyd’s death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters “thugs” and suggested violence when he wrote, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the content despite requests. Twitter, on the other hand, flagged Trump’s tweets using the same language as “glorifying violence.”
In light of Zuckerberg’s inaction, companies like The North Face, REI, and Talkspace have halted their paid advertising on Facebook some of them just for the month of July.
This news was originally published at businessinsider.com