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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


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 says they removed 220 'Boogaloo' groups and 95 Instagram accounts

Weeks after feds said 'Boogaloo' group members used Facebook to plan the murder of a federal agent, Facebook says they have removed 220 Facebook Groups and 95 Instagram accounts associated with the extremist movement. Facebook says 400 additional 'Boogaloo' related groups advocating armed violence that were tangentially associated with the movement would be taken down, too. "Today we are designating a violent U.S.-based anti-government network as a dangerous organization and banning it from ou...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Instagram, Minneapolis, US, US news, Racism, Facebook Groups, Black Lives Matter, Hate, White Supremacists, Brandy Zadrozny, Oakland California, Ben Collins, Santa Cruz County, Carrillo


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


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


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


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


Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do

The idea of displaying solidarity by posting a black square on Instagram hijacked the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag with a performative display of allyship The post Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Instagram, Activism, Minneapolis, Revolution, Friday, Blacklivesmatter, White Privilege, Allyship, George Floyd, BlackoutTuesday, Theshowmustbepaused, Performative Allyship, ShareTheMicNow


How shocking is "And they went in and it was like a knife cutting butter"?

Trump used that phrase yesterday at the Roundtable on Justice Disparities in America (transcript). Context:In Minneapolis, they went through three nights of hell. And then I was insistent on having the National Guard go in and do their work. It was like a miracle. It’s just everything stopped. And I’ll never forget the scene. It’s not supposed to be a beautiful scene. But to me, it was after you watched policemen running out of a police precinct. And it wasn’t their fault. They wanted to do what...
Tags: Photography, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Police, America, Metaphor, Sunrise, Donald Trump, Butter, Joe, Trump, Joe Scarborough, National Guard, Fiona Apple, Ann Althouse


Capturing the cry for change: photographers on the BLM protests

Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a huge uproar of protests against racism and police brutality has swept through more than 750 cities and towns all across America. Four black photographers write about their experiences covering the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and what the protests mean to them Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Minneapolis, America, World news, US news, News photography, US policing, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd


The top 5 creative brand ideas you need to know about right now: June 9, 2020

Welcome to the top 5 creative brand ideas you need to know about right now. 5. Ben & Jerry’s: ‘Dismantle White Supremacy’ Ben & Jerry’s put out a simple statement on Instagram declaring “We must dismantle white supremacy.” It was accompanied by a company letter listing four steps the country must take in order to do that, including a message to President Trump to disavow white supremacists and nationalist groups and not use Twitter to normalize their agendas.     4. McDon...
Tags: Viola Davis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nike, Time Magazine, Roger Goodell, Naacp, Trump, McDonald, Floyd, Ben Jerry, National Urban League


Twitter and Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign’s Tribute Video to George Floyd for Copyright Infringement

Apparently, Twitter and Facebook take copyright infringement seriously, even if the entity infringing is President Donald Trump’s campaign. The platforms recently took down a tribute video to George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Donald Trump, George Floyd, Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign


Influencers take a stance, brands stop ad campaigns, and protests dominate social media

Hello, this is Amanda Perelli welcoming you back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown of what's new in the influencer and creator economy. In response to George Floyd's death after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, many social-media stars have spoken out online demanding change. This week, I spoke with YouTube star Eva Gutowski, who is urging her fellow creators to use their platforms to build a conversation and take a stance. "Not only do I feel lik...
Tags: Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Trends, Mit, Caa, Trump, Dan, Floyd, BuzzFeed News, Casey Newton, Rosemary Donahue, Eva Gutowski, Gutowski, Kat Tenbarge, Timothy Armoo


Social media sites are cracking down on users doing a 'George Floyd Challenge' where they put a knee on a friend's neck

A shocking new challenge has been circulating on social media, in which users appear to mock George Floyd's death by kneeling on their friends' necks. Social media websites are taking a stance against the trend, with Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok all blocking posts under the #GeorgeFloydChallenge hashtag. In the UK, three teens in Northumbria and a 26-year-old man in Fife, Scotland, have been arrested for taking part in the challenge.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, UK, England, Instagram, Minneapolis, Cdc, Scotland, Trends, Snapchat, United States, Fox News, Fife, Northumbria Police, Trump


‘Blackout Tuesday’ is in full effect, but what does it mean?

Your Instagram feed is now filled with black tiles and you might be asking why. Let’s start from the beginning. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, was killed when a police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. Since then, there have been protests in his name around the country and the world, some of them turning violent. Photos: Day 6 of George Floyd protests continue in Southern California “Blackout Tuesday,” a protest originally org...
Tags: Hbo, News, Instagram, Protest, Minneapolis, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nickelodeon, Southern California, San Pedro, Floyd, San Fernando Valley, West Covina, Brittany Packnett, James Charles


Prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Om Malik is urging people to boycott Facebook: 'You might be one person with just one account, but you are not powerless'

Om Malik, the founder of the tech blog Gigaom and partner at True Ventures, is calling for Facebook's 2.5 billion users to delete their Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts to hold the social network accountable.  "You might be one account, but if you are one among millions, you will make a difference," Malik wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, comparing the decision to voting. "Let go of the need for traffic or attention that has kept you coming back to the hell on earth that is Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, Trends, Silicon Valley, True Ventures, Gigaom, Om Malik, Trump, Facebook Instagram, Malik, Zuck, Facebook Facebook, Facebook While, Facebook Online


Instagram Users Flood the App With Millions of Blackout Tuesday Posts

Instagram users are flooding the platform with black squares in support of black victims of police violence as part of a Blackout Tuesday protest. CNBC reports: As of 11:45 a.m. ET, more than 14.6 million Instagram posts used the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday. Searches for "blackout tuesday image" and "blackout image" surged 400% Tuesday morning, according to Google Trends. The idea of an online movement was announced last week, when music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang called on membe...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Minneapolis, Tech, Cnbc, Floyd, Jamila Thomas, Brianna Agyemang


5-star guard Skyy Clark organizes cleanup for ‘peace, love and unity’ in Downtown Nashville

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Skyy Clark was working to remove graffiti left behind from rioters on the walls of a courthouse Monday morning in Downtown Nashville. Switching from a pressure washer to a hand brush, a local police officer recognized Clark. “The police were very thankful and appreciative of the work we were doing,” Clark said. “Some officers asked where I went to school, I told them I played basketball at Brentwood Academ...
Tags: Instagram, Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nashville, High School Sports, Ucla, Southern California, University of Kentucky, Clark, Downtown Nashville, Duke Kentucky, Kenny Clark, High School Basketball


Photos: Police Use Force to Quell Protests Nationwide as Trump Threatens Martial Law

Protests against systemic racism and brutality by police departments around the country ignited by the May 25 Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd are being met with tear gas, rubber bullets, riot shields, and worse as the president threatens to impose martial law.Read more...
Tags: Photos, Science, Crime, Minneapolis, Police, Law Enforcement, Racism, Protests, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


L.A. athletes share outrage and hope in aftermath of George Floyd’s killing

With great volume, athletes have lent their voices to an international chorus denouncing racism and police brutality in America following the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died May 25 after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt with his a knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Their participation in the outcry following Floyd’s killing makes sense on several levels, L.A. Sparks star and basketball TV analyst Chiney Ogwumike said Monday on ESPN’s “...
Tags: Instagram, Minneapolis, Stanford, US, Sports, NFL, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Nba, Mlb, Espn, Kobe Bryant, Richard Sherman


Companies like Netflix, McDonald's, and Target are speaking out amid the George Floyd protests — and some are actually taking action

Protests are spreading through the US after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes. Many companies are weighing in on the protests, but not all of them have announced specific actions, donations, or internal changes. Read more to see how companies and their leaders are responding. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Protests erupted across the US after the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spotify, Cook, Instagram, Minnesota, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Youtube, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, America


Zuckerberg Inaction on Trump’s Incendiary ‘Shooting’ Post Slammed by Facebook Employees

Multiple Facebook employees publicly criticized CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to not take down Donald Trump’s racially charged post suggesting Minneapolis rioters would be shot at. Zuckerberg, in a post Friday on Facebook, said while Trump’s message included a “troubling historical reference” — specifically, the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — and while […]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebook Employees, Multiple Facebook, Zuckerberg Inaction on Trump


Biden’s Made a Subtle, Important Shift About How He Talks About Race

As the nation he seeks to lead has spiraled deeper into chaos, former Vice President Joe Biden this week has called for a whole-of-country effort to combat racism and police violence against black Americans.“I ask all of America to join me—not in denying our pain or covering it over—but using it to compel our nation across this turbulent threshold into the next phase of progress, inclusion, and opportunity for our great democracy,” Biden said in a late-night post on Instagram on Saturday, as a f...
Tags: News, Instagram, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Don Lemon, Biden, Naacp, Freddie Gray, George, Floyd, National Guard


Beyoncé Demands Justice for George Floyd’s Death: “We’re Broken & Disgusted, No More Senseless Killings”

Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the death of George Floyd at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. In a rare move, the singer took to Instagram Friday night (May 20) and shared a personal video message of her demanding justice for Floyd’s death. “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain,” Beyoncé said in the minute-long clip. “I’m not only sp...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Beyonce, Instagram, Minneapolis, America, Pop Culture, Jazz, George, Floyd, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Beyoncé Demands Justice, George Floyd We, Minnesota Police Department Rest


Protesters Swarm Killer Cop Derek Chauvin’s Florida Home Amid Reports That He Fled Minnesota Following Backlash to George Floyd’s Death

Despite officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video earlier this week suffocating the late George Floyd, being arrested for murder, residents in Florida continue to protest outside what is believed to be his vacation home. The address of Chauvin’s Windermere, Florida residence was posted online with the message, “That is Derek Chauvin’s address,” according to reports. “Don’t let that man eat. Don’t let that man sleep.” Derek Chauvin fled to florida, here's the address: 7330 brightland ...
Tags: Photos, Florida, News, Minnesota, Justice, Minneapolis, Cops, Protests, Jazz, Orange County, Police Officers, Don, George, Floyd, Central Florida, Oakdale Minnesota


Facebook, Instagram Leave Trump’s Threat About Shooting Minneapolis Protesters Unchecked

While Twitter put Donald Trump in a penalty box for a tweet advocating violence against crowds Minneapolis protesters, Facebook and Instagram for now have left up the same message from the president on their services without any similar warning. Trump, responding to protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed […]
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Donald Trump, Trump, George Floyd, Facebook Instagram Leave Trump


Minneapolis protests escalate over George Floyd killing – in pictures

Minneapolis was rocked by a third night of protests on Thursday over the death of George Floyd, as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and fires erupted around the city, including at a police precinct Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Race, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, US policing, George Floyd


Hundreds of Police Officers Guard Home of Killer Cop Derek Chauvin to Protect Him From Protesters

We previously reported that on Tuesday evening (May 26), protesters had located the home of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer directly responsible for the death of George Floyd, who passed away because Chauvin was kneeling on his neck while arresting him for a suspected “forgery in progress.” Now, photos and video footage have surfaced showing what appears to be hundreds of Oakdale police officers guarding Chauvin’s suburban home. “Look how many f***ing people are defending th...
Tags: Photos, Videos, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Police, Protests, Jazz, Protesters, Trending, Floyd, Oakdale, Oakdale Minnesota, Oakdale Police Department, Chauvin, George Floyd


'You lot can’t rattle me': John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death

The Star Wars actor expanded on his defiance of racist social media users in an Instagram Live videoJohn Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for his hard-hitting tone and use of an expletive. Continue reading...
Tags: Star Wars, Technology, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Minneapolis, Film, Race, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, John Boyega, Boyega, Science fiction and fantasy films



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