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A new alert on Facebook and Instagram tells people to wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A new alert on Facebook and Instagram advises users in the US to wear face masks in public. The announcement of the new notice comes as coronavirus cases rise in the US and some states implement regulations requiring face masks in public. While Facebook strives to combat coronavirus misinformation the company refuses to budge on its controversial hate-speech policy, which has led over 500 advertisers to halt their ads on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University Facebook, George Floyd


The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements 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 c...
Tags: Firefox, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Diageo, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn


Brand Moves for Wednesday July 1

Eighteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, UK, New York, London, Instagram, Microsoft, France, Germany, Advertising, US, Linkedin, Netflix, New York Times


Mark Zuckerberg urges people to wear a mask to help 'keep this country open' (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg is calling on people to wear masks to help halt the spread of the coronavirus.  "Covid is spreading quickly again and masks help keep people healthy and keep the country open," Zuckerberg wrote in an Instagram caption accompanying a photo of him and his wife, Priscilla Chan, wearing masks. While researchers have found that universal masking could contain the outbreak and eliminate the need for lockdowns, the issue has become politicized, with some Americans claiming a mask mand...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Trends, Ford, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Trump


Facebook is cracking down on anti-government extremist 'boogaloos,' but it has reportedly been profiting off boogaloo ads calling for violence for months (FB)

Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts and groups associated with the "boogaloo" movement, designating a subset of the anti-government extremist network as "violent." But Facebook took money from boogaloo-affiliated advertisers for several months before its ban, reported. Some of those ads suggest violence, despite Facebook's claims that it is cracking down on such content. Facebook has been facing growing pressure to take stronger action against hate speech and racism on its platfo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Adidas, Donald Trump, BuzzFeed News, Coca Cola Verizon


SAP joins the growing ad boycott against Facebook, even as the new CEO says it's 'time to stand up against racism' (SAP)

SAP says it will suspend advertisements on Facebook and Instagram as it endorsed the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign against the social network. "We will suspend all paid advertisements…until the company signals a significant, action-driven commitment to combating the spread of hate speech and racism on its platforms," the company said in a statement.  Major companies, including Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Unilever, have pulled ads on Facebook in the wake of the mass protests against racism follo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Ipo, US, Trends, Unilever, Pepsico, Hewlett Packard, Donald Trump, Sap, Trump, Christian Klein, Coca Cola Starbucks, Business Insider SAP, SecureDrop Claim


Should Your Brand Participate in the Facebook Boycott?

Over the last few days, some large, reputable brands have announced that they plan to withhold all social media advertising on Facebook and Instagram throughout the month of July (some as long as the remainder of 2020). This situation is evolving quickly and as we post this (June 30, 2020), the boycott currently includes media giants such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and Verizon to name a few, but have taken a stance to #StopHateForProfit. Unlike the Black Lives Matter movement, which was a gro...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Seo, Unilever, Announcements, Zuckerberg, Social Media Advertising, Facebook Marketing, Social Media Ads, Additionally Facebook, Coca Cola Starbucks, Facebook Boycott, Boycotting Facebook, Brands Boycotting Facebook


Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


All of the companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements 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 re...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, Trends, Unilever, Cnn, Patagonia, Starbucks, Honda, Naacp, Coca Cola


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #497

TikTok launches TikTok For Business TikTok has announced that it is , which will serve as the home for all its current and future marketing solutions for brands. The site will include access to TikTok ad formats – including its marque product, TopView – along with a new e-learning centre aimed at helping marketers learn about TikTok and its ad offerings. Instagram expands Shopping to more businesses  Instagram has said that it’s opening Instagram Shopping up to more businesses, including creato...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, France, Germany, Seo, Unilever, Brazil, Patagonia, Mashup, Chipotle, Collins, Mastercard, Zuckerberg, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch


Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg


Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Starbucks: More Major Advertisers Are Now Boycotting Facebook

Some of America's biggest brands — Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company and the Levi Strauss & Co. — "are among the latest in pledging to halt advertising on Facebook as part of a growing boycott," reports USA Today: Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining several steps the social network will take to combat hate speech ahead of the 2020 presidential election Friday, the companies joined Unilever, Honda, Verizon and others in the protest... Jen Sey, chief marketing officer of Levi's, said in a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, America, Tech, Patagonia, Starbucks, Usa Today, Levi, Upwork, Ben Jerry, Pepsi, Eddie Bauer, Levi Strauss Co, Sey, Jen Sey


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

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 suspending ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, US, Trends, Fema, Patagonia, Naacp, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Ben Jerry, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA


Facebook doubles down on damage control, with Zuckerberg personally addressing major advertisers on its client council as brand boycott intensifies

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies that work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political-content moderation, explained the company's ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson


Facebook doubles down on damage control with Mark Zuckerberg personally addressing major advertisers in its client council as brand boycott intensifies

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small-knit group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies who work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political content moderation, explained the compan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd


Mark Zuckerberg addressed major advertisers as an ad boycott against Facebook gains momentum

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small-knit group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies who work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political content moderation, explained the compan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd


Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor has invested in privacy app Jumbo, which helps you mass delete old social media posts

Jumbo, a privacy management app that launched in April 2019, just announced it's raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital and investors include Roger McNamee, former adviser to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and now an outspoken critic of the social media giant. McNamee told BI he was impressed by Jumbo's efforts in helping consumers navigate the "jungle" of internet companies. Jumbo has rolled out a major update to its app to accompany the round, adding paid...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Balderton Capital, New York, Instagram, Trends, Brooklyn, Facebook Messenger, Business Insider, Pierre, McNamee, Pierre Valade, Cambridge Analytica, Jumbo, Roger McNamee, Valade


Patagonia is the latest company to boycott Facebook over 'hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform'

Patagonia is the latest major brand to boycott Facebook, joining a coalition led by civil rights groups protesting Facebook's policies on content moderation and hate speech. The company announced Sunday that it will pull all ads from Facebook and Instagram through the end of July, "pending meaningful action" from Facebook. Facebook has drawn backlash for its refusal to fact-check or remove Donald Trump's posts that contain false statements or phrases like "when the looting starts, the shooting...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Patagonia, Naacp, Donald Trump, North Face, Business Insider, Trump, HARRIS, Facebook Facebook, Interpublic Group, IPG Mediabrands, Everson, Facebook VP


All of the companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements 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 re...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, Trends, Cnn, Naacp, North Face, Zuckerberg, Rei, Trump, Floyd, Facebook Instagram, Anti Defamation League, Facebook and Twitter, Oren Frank


After 4 years of timidity, Facebook and Twitter are finally taking basic steps to curb Trump's worst instincts

Facebook and Twitter are finally taking measures to curb President Donald Trump's most egregious posts on their platforms. The two companies have variously fact-checked, hidden, or added warning labels to posts and ads from the president over the last month. It is a major shift from their earlier hands-off approach. But the action comes after four years of timidity, when the platforms struggled to regulate a president who regularly violates the norms of responsible free speech. Visit Insider's...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, Washington Post, Trends, Cnn, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, University of Warwick, Trump, Donald Trump Trump, Karsten, Carlo Schwarz, George Floyd


Read the memo Facebook is sending to ad agencies as calls for advertisers to boycott the platform in July intensify

Facebook has been reaching out to ad agencies this week after a group of civil rights organizations urged media buyers and brands to stop advertising on the platform in July 2020. The platform has been facing mounting pressure over its content moderation policies and its handling of President Donald Trump's posts after George Floyd's death. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is reaching out to ad agencies as it faces mounting pressure over its content moderation poli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, United States, Usa Today, Naacp, Donald Trump, Facebook News Feed, Mark, Everson, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd, Elijah Harris, Voting Information Center


Facebook To Let Users Turn Off Political Ads

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election. The BBC reports: In a piece written for USA Today newspaper, he also says he hopes to help four million Americans sign up as new voters. "For those of you who've already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you -- so we're also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads," Mr Zuckerberg wrote. Facebook and its s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Tech, Bbc, Usa Today, Zuckerberg, Voting Information Center


New Facebook and Instagram Options Let US Users Turn Off Political Ads

Facebook is adding the option for users to turn off all political advertising in the Facebook and Instagram apps from today, the company has announced in a blog post. The option will pop up for users directly on any political ad that appears on the two Facebook-owned platforms. Users will also be able to hide ads by clicking on the advertisement or by accessing a new menu option in either of the app's ad settings. The new ability to disable political ads will apply to political, electoral, and...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Facebook Instagram, Congressional, New Facebook, USA Today Facebook, Facebook The Voting Information Center, Facebook Instagram This


Facebook is finally going hard on payments in WhatsApp as it tries to make the $19 billion acquisition pay off (FB)

WhatsApp is adding payments in Brazil. It's part of Facebook's big plan to push into commerce and finance. Facebook bets that the efforts will benefit its advertising business — and will also generate income through transaction fees. It's also a way for Facebook to directly monetize WhatsApp, which it acquired for $19 billion in 2014. Do you work at WhatsApp? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or +1 650-636-6268. Anonymity offered. Click here to get BI Prime's weekly 'Trending...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, India, Trends, Brazil, Deutsche Bank, Signal, Chris Cox, Rob Price, Contact Business Insider


3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

IF you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly. Most startup advice, like most myths, have a kernel of truth to them, but you have to know when to apply it and when to skip it. Here are three pieces of advice that are tossed around Silicon Valley as if they are gospel, but they are really Startup Myths. Myth #1: Build a Bil...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Mit, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Yang, Latin America, Markus Persson, Social Network


Facebook's former 'conscience' Chris Cox quit last year after clashing with Mark Zuckerberg. Now that he's back, employees wonder if things will be different. (FB)

Chris Cox, a beloved Facebook employee who quit a year ago amid clashes with Mark Zuckerberg, is returning. Cox and Zuckerberg disagreed with the direction of the company, including on plans to more closely integrate its apps. His return raises the question of what changed: Is Zuckerberg open to concessions, or did Cox change his mind? It will also help to alleviate tensions at the company, which is suffering from unprecedented employee unrest. Got a tip about Facebook? Contact this reporter a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, Signal, Harvard Business Review, Zuckerberg, Trump, Christensen, Cox, Chris Cox, Clayton Christensen, Rob Price


Mark Zuckerberg's product boss left Facebook a year ago over 'artistic differences.' Now that Chris Cox is back, the key question is whose vision won? (FB)

Chris Cox, a beloved Facebook employee who quit a year ago amid clashes with Mark Zuckerberg, is returning. Cox and Zuckerberg disagreed with the direction of the company, including on plans to more closely integrate its apps. His return raises the question of what changed: Is Zuckerberg open to concessions, or did Cox change his mind? It will also help to alleviate tensions at the company, which is suffering from unprecedented employee unrest. Got a tip about Facebook? Contact this reporter a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, Signal, Harvard Business Review, Zuckerberg, Trump, Christensen, Cox, Chris Cox, Clayton Christensen, Rob Price


‘Social media sites need to stop outsourcing online content moderation,’ says an NYU report

A report on content moderation by New York University recommends that content moderation, which is central to the work of all social media platforms, must no longer be outsourced but be included within the main fold of the platforms. In terms of numbers, 15,000 workers, majority of those employed by third-party vendors, moderate Facebook and Instagram; 10,000 moderators moderate YouTube and other Google products; Twitter has 1,500 moderators. As per the report, published by Professor Paul M. Bar...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Kenya, Myanmar, Rohingya, Silicon Valley, Ucla


One of Mark Zuckerberg's key lieutenants is returning to Facebook, shaking up the company at a pivotal time

Former top Facebook executive Chris Cox is rejoining the company as chief product officer, a year after leaving. His rejoining means a shake-up at the company's upper ranks, with multiple top executives now reporting to him instead of Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has faced an employee revolt in recent weeks, and the return of the well-liked executive may help to quell it. Cox has also been openly critical of Donald Trump, and his rehiring may intensify conservative criticisms of the social networ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Signal, Zuckerberg, Trump, Mark, Cox, Chris Cox, Rob Price, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Adam Mosseri


Meet the 25 power players at Instagram who are deciding the future of the wildly popular Facebook-owned app (FB)

Business Insider has identified the top 25 power players and key executives at Instagram. These are the leaders at the Facebook-owned app responsible for deciding its future, managing its relationships, and executing its vision. Together they're responsible for running one of the most important apps in the world. Keep reading for the full list. Got a tip about Instagram? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or +1 650-636-6268. Anonymity offered. Instagram is the hottest app in ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Yahoo, Washington, Ryan Seacrest, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Snapchat, House, Tokyo, Mary Landrieu, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana



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