July 24th is the #StopHateForProfit global day of action After tens of thousands of people like you took action, over 400 of the world’s largest companies have asked Mark Zuckerberg to address rampant hate speech and disinformation on Facebook – and we’ve heard news this week that Disney has just quietly paused all Facebook ads too. Facebook is still a place where it’s too easy to find hate against Latinx and other marginalized communities, bigotry, racism, homophobia, transphobia, antisemitism, islamophobia and calls to violence. After Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg met with our partners, it was clear that it was going to require more to get them to take this issue seriously. So today, the National Hispanic Media Coalition is standing alongside our partners in the #StopHateForProfit coalition and joining the global day of action to tell Zuckerberg: enough is enough. Will you join hundreds of thousands of people who stand with this coalition to tell Zuckerberg to #StopHateForProfit?
Don’t have Facebook or Twitter? Forward this email to a friend who does.Public pressure on Zuckerberg works. Despite Facebook’s claims to the contrary, calling directly on Zuckerberg to take action has worked. In recent weeks Zuckerberg has announced modest changes to Facebook’s policy about hate speech in ads. After public pressure, Zuckerberg made a commitment for Facebook to run on clean energy. But so far, Facebook’s response to the #StopHateForProfit campaign has been insufficient and we all need them to do more. Facebook is still feeling the heat after allowing hateful incitements to violence in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, and its own civil rights audit says Facebook is woeful at dealing with hate speech and misinformation rampant on its platform. With great power comes great responsibility: Facebook has over 2.6 billion monthly users, and is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Every day, people use Facebook to learn about issues affecting our society and interact with each other – and need a safe space to do so. Without concrete action, the hate speech and disinformation on Facebook will continue to tear at the fabric of society. Will you join the global day of action and tell Zuckerberg and Facebook to be accountable to people and #StopHateForProfit? Facebook reported $70 billion in advertising revenue and $18.5 billion in profit in 2019. Despite its huge revenue and profits, Facebook has repeatedly failed to meaningfully address hate, incitement to violence, and disinformation across all its products. The ADL, Color of Change, Common Sense, Free Press, LULAC, the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Mozilla, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition are publicly asking Facebook’s advertisers to hit pause on ad spending for July 2020 so that we can get the message across to Facebook that enough is enough – stop using hate on your platform for monetary gain.
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