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Facebook faces advertiser revolt over failure to address hate speech

Sarah Best

29th June 2020

A number of brands have suspended advertising their products on Facebook over a failure to combat hate speech.

Facebook is reported to make approximately $70billion in revenue from companies advertising on the site, with companies such as North Face and Patagonia halting paid advertising temporarily to support the "implementation of stricter policies to stop racist, violent and hateful content and misinformation from circulating on the Facebook platform".

This article could be used for The Media unit (social networks, secondary socialisation and globalisation).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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