Vincent Boland: Unfriending Facebook means an existential crisis for the social giant

The ongoing advertising boycott is the latest evidence that the tech giant is out of its depth as a corporate entity

5th July, 2020
Vincent Boland: Unfriending Facebook means an existential crisis for the social giant
The advertising boycott shows that Facebook is out of its depth as a corporate entity

Imagine that there was a newspaper called the Islamic State Times, or the Neo-Nazi Gazette, or the Anti-Vaxxer Independent, or the White Supremacy Post. Imagine that its daily content consisted of lies, conspiracy theories, racist rants and unfiltered hate. No self-respecting company would dream of spending a cent to advertise in such an outlet.

Yet there is a medium where hate speech, racism, incitement to violence, homophobia, misogyny, misinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories circulate...

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