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The 15 biggest controversies in Hobby Lobby's nearly 50-year history

A Hobby Lobby store. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It's been a particularly controversial year for Hobby Lobby, from endangering employees during the coronavirus outbreak to prompting a boycott over a pro-Trump store display. However, the arts-and-crafts store — led by the conservative Christian founder and CEO David Green and his family — has had a long history of scandals.  We took a closer look at Hobby Lobby's biggest controveries over its nearly 50-year history.   Visit Business Insider's h...
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As Nov. 3 election draws near, fears mount of escalating street violence

As a bitterly divided nation barrels toward the Nov. 3 presidential election, experts who study domestic terrorism and extremism are alarmed by the escalating civil unrest across the country, with one warning that “once violence becomes more normalized, it doesn’t go back in the shell.” A summer of street protests since the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is turning more deadly, marked by the Aug. 25 fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by an armed youth wh...
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A California cop who wore a far-right patch to a George Floyd protest won't be fired

A sheriff's deputy in Orange County put an unauthorized patch on his uniform that references far-right paramilitary organizations. Twitter/The Democratic Party of Orange County; Insider A cop in Southern California who wore a patch on his uniform in June referencing far-right extremist groups will not be fired, the Orange County Sheriff's Department announced."Although I cannot go into the specific details of the investigation, I can tell you that there is no evidence revealed that show...
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The right-wing group Patriot Prayer, associated with a man killed in the Portland protests, has a history of provoking left-wing groups: 'This was just a matter of time'

An Anti-Defamation League researcher fears that Aaron Danielson's killing will spur more bloodshed between right- and left-wing groups.
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The alt-right group Patriot Prayer, associated with a man killed in the Portland protests, has a history of provoking left-wing groups: 'This was just a matter of time'

An Anti-Defamation League researcher fears that Aaron Danielson's killing will spur more bloodshed between right- and left-wing groups.
Tags: News, Portland, Anti Defamation League, Aaron Danielson


Facebook 'actively promotes' Holocaust denial content to certain users, a new study finds (FB)

Facebook users who have interacted with Holocaust denial content are being led to similar content via Facebook's automated algorithms, according to a new report. "Using a 'snowball' discovery method," a new report published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue said, "we found that when a user follows public pages containing Holocaust denial content, Facebook actively promotes further Holocaust denial content to that user." Facebook has struggled with policing hate speech and divisive conten...
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Even TikTok has a white supremacy problem

Nazis and white supremacists have been using TikTok to spread hate speech and recruit followers, the Anti-Defamation League said in a report Thursday.
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Mark Zuckerberg just became the third person on Earth worth over $100 billion. Here's how the Facebook CEO makes and spends his fortune.

Mark Zuckerberg's fortune surpassed $100 billion after Facebook launched its TikTok competitor in the US. That makes the tech titan only the third current centi-billionaire on Earth. In June, advertisers including Verizon, Honda, and Ben & Jerry's boycotted Facebook over the social network's lack of hate-speech moderation. The boycott briefly sunk both Facebook's share price and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splur...
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Attorneys general from twenty states call on Facebook to do more to fight discrimination, disinformation and harrassment

In an open letter to Facebook’s leadership posted earlier today, the attorneys general from twenty states called on the company to do more to fight intimidation, discrimination, disinformation, harassment and hate speech on the platform. “Although Facebook has made some progress in counteracting the use of its platform to dehumanize and demean, that is just the beginning of what is necessary,” the attorneys general wrote. “Private parties, organized groups, and public officials continue to use F...
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Brand Moves for Monday August 3

Twenty-three 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 ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Advertising, Adidas, Customers, Black Lives Matter, Ministry Of Justice, North Face, Zuckerberg, Brixton, Facebook Instagram


Event announcement: Anti-Defamation League’s 21st Annual Supreme Court Review

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. EDT, ADL will host a virtual discussion of the most important cases of the 2019-20 Supreme Court term, on issues including the separation of church and state, immigration and Title VII employment discrimination. The panel will feature Erwin Chemerinsky of Berkeley Law, Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis, Frederick Lawrence of Georgetown Law and Dahlia Lithwick of Slate. The program, which offers 1.5 hours of CLE credit, will be held in partnership with the Nat...
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Disney Reportedly Joins Facebook Boycott, Slashes Ad Spending

An anonymous reader quotes the Verge: Disney has significantly reduced its spending on Facebook and Instagram ads amid concerns about the social media platform's enforcement of its content policies, The Wall Street Journal reported. It joins a list of large companies that have cut back on Facebook ads as part of an effort to compel Facebook to change how it handles hate speech and misinformation on its platforms. The monthlong #StopHateforProfit boycott organized by a coalition of civil right...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Disney, Tech, Unilever, Wall Street Journal, Anti Defamation League, NAACP Color of Change and Sleeping Giants, Hershey Honda Ben Jerry, Coca Cola Lego Starbucks


Trump Loving Cartoonist Sues The Anti-Defamation League for Defamation

Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison is suing the Anti-Defamation League for… defamation. Garrison alleges in his suit that when the famed Jewish non-governmental organization called one of his cartoons about wealthy Democratic financier George Soros anti-Semitic, it cost him “embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, anguish, injury to his name and professional reputation,” as well as an invitation to a Trump White House event. The lawsuit is the latest foray into cultural and political wars f...
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Scrabble Will Ban Racial and Ethnic Slurs From Tournaments and Game Rules

The fight against systemic racism has taken aim at Scrabble. An agreement is at hand to bar offensive terms, though some players endorse using them for points.
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Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.
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A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates (FB)

A Facebook recruiter and two rejected job applicants filed a complaint Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the company of discriminating against Black workers, as first reported by The Washington Post. The three workers, all of whom are Black, alleged that Facebook has a pattern of "racial discrimination in hiring, evaluations, promotions, and pay" for Black employees and job applicants. "There may be Black Lives Matter posters on Facebook's walls, but Black work...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Post, Trends, Unilever, Silicon Valley, Naacp, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Black, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Anti Defamation League


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...
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Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech.
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Mark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped nearly $10 billion in just a week as an advertiser boycott sinks Facebook's share price. Here's how the CEO makes and spends his fortune.

Advertisers including Verizon, Honda, and Ben & Jerry's are boycotting Facebook over the social network's lack of hate-speech moderation. The boycott is sinking both Facebook's share price and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth. Zuckerberg has a net worth of $82.3 billion, making him the fourth-richest person in the world. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splurge on real estate, buying houses and then buying the surrounding properties for privacy.  Zu...
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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


Starbucks suspends advertising on all social media platforms, becoming the latest company to boycott Facebook

Starbucks announced Sunday it will suspend all of its advertising across social media platforms as it conducts discussions "internally, with our media partners, and with civil rights organizations" about ending the spread of hate speech. Facebook, in particular, has taken criticism for its response to hate speech on its platform and its decision to allow President Trump to make controversial posts, such as calling protesters "thugs" and writing "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." S...
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Mark Zuckerberg has $7 billion wiped off his fortune as Coca-Cola halts all social media advertising for 30 days

Facebook's share price sank 8% on Friday, wiping an estimated $7 billion off CEO Mark Zuckerberg's fortune. The social media giant is facing financial pressure as major consumer companies, including Unilever, Coca-Cola, Ben & Jerry's, and many others pause their ad spend in protest at the way the firm moderates hate speech. Coca-Cola is the latest major brand to join the ad boycott, with CEO James Quincey stating the drinks firm would pause all paid ads on social media for 30 days. Visit Busin...
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An employee at Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic initiative reportedly demanded that he resign as its leader or from Facebook if he didn't moderate inflammatory Trump posts (FB)

An employee at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative demanded that Mark Zuckerberg resign from either it or Facebook if he didn't take a tougher stance on moderating hate speech, Recode reported Friday. During a town hall, the employee called Zuckerberg out over his refusal to act on controversial Trump posts about recent protests, saying the decision valued "calls to murder people for demonstrating over the political speech of the demonstrators themselves," according to Recode. Zuckerberg called the...
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Unilever is halting ads on Facebook and Twitter in the US for the rest of 2020. It's one of the biggest companies to pull ads over hate-speech concerns, joining Verizon, Patagonia, and others. (FB, TWTR)

Unilever said on Friday that it would halt ads on Facebook and Twitter in the US for the rest of 2020, saying the platforms needed to do much more to enforce policies about hate speech. It's one of the biggest companies in recent weeks to announce plans to pull ads from social-media platforms over hate-speech concerns. A boycott campaign led by civil-rights groups in the past month has targeted Facebook, pressuring advertisers to pull ads until the platform strengthens enforcement against hate...
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Unilever is halting ads on Facebook and Twitter in the US for the rest of 2020 — and it's one of the biggest companies to pull ads over hate speech concerns (FB, TWTR)

Unilever is halting US ads on Facebook and Twitter for the rest of 2020, citing the need for "much more enforcement in the area of hate speech." It's one of the biggest companies to pull ads from social media platforms over hate speech concerns, following a group of other companies that have done the same in recent weeks. A boycott campaign led by civil rights groups in the past month has targeted Facebook specifically, pressuring advertisers to pull ads until the platform strengthens enforcem...
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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 ...
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Verizon joins Facebook ad boycott

Verizon's move to pause ad spend on Facebook came roughly an hour after the Anti-Defamation League sent out an open letter stating the wireless carrier's ads had appeared alongside offensive content on Thursday.
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Anti-Defamation League sends letter to advertisers, urging them to boycott Facebook

Civil rights group outlines case against social network as it organizes ad pause in July.
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Facebook ad boycott includes Ben & Jerry's, REI, Patagonia, North Face, Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry's, REI, and Patagonia are some of the brands that have suspended Facebook ad campaigns over the platform's reckless content moderation practices that allow political and COVID-19 disinformation to proliferate. “What they've been doing is not fully right with our values, period,” said Matthew McCarthy, Ben & Jerry's CEO, on Facebook & toxic content on its platforms. “The reality is, anything that's right for the business, but wrong for our values, is ...
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Ben & Jerry's just joined the growing list of advertisers boycotting Facebook over the platform's lack of hate speech moderation

Ben & Jerry's is halting paid advertising on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram over the company's hate speech policies, the company announced in a tweet Tuesday. "Facebook, Inc. must take the clear and unequivocal actions to stop its platform from being used to spread and amplify racism and hate," the company said. The Vermont-based ice cream maker joins a growing list of advertisers boycotting the platform at the urging of civil rights groups who say Facebook has been unwilling and unable...
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