Monday August 10, 2020

Pressure on Facebook as Irish brands join boycott

The social media giant’s communications chief has defended its policy and denied that it profits from racist content

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
5th July, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook: told staff he wouldn’t change firm’s policy despite the boycott

Irish brands including Guinness and Jameson have joined the growing advertiser boycott of Facebook over its handling of hate speech.

Communicorp, the Denis O’Brien-owned media company that owns radio station Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM and Spin, also announced last week that it would be taking part in the month-long protest throughout July.

Bank of Ireland is reviewing its position and last week wrote to the social media giant’s Dublin representatives to ask what...

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