Many companies are pulling their advertising dollars out of social media. They are refusing to profit from hate and racism (#StopHateForProfit).
Some of the companies are just pulling out for July. Will that really make a point if they go back to the way things were in August? I don’t think so.
For those companies who are pulling on indefinitely, hurrah for them!
Can we as individuals make a difference as well to force social media to stop the hate, inflammatory speech and racism?
I think we can.
If enough single users stop using Facebook, even the companies that are only pulling out for July will get the message. Because if there aren’t people to view the ads, what is the point of advertising?
I am not going to use social media – either for personal or my blog – until these social media companies come out with an enforceable anti-hate anti-racist policy. I challenge you all to do the same.
But the best part? Make a parting shot on all of your social media platforms, encouraging others to share and then leave. #StopHateOnSocialMedia
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