Organizers of an advertising boycott: The Meeting with Facebook was a disappointment

advertising is A much-anticipated conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and initiators of a boycott against Facebook has, apparently, brought no concrete results

Organizers of an advertising boycott: The Meeting with Facebook was a disappointment

advertising is A much-anticipated conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and initiators of a boycott against Facebook has, apparently, brought no concrete results. "It was a disappointment," said Rashad Robinson, President of the civil rights group Color of Change, after a little more than one hour, the video platform Zoom held a Meeting on Tuesday to journalists. Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of the social network, and other representatives of management as managing Director Sheryl Sandberg would have expected a good grade just for participating, and "no clear answers" supplied. Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League, said the groups would have to face the Facebook-secondment, with all ten of its claims, but no concrete Commitments get. In principle, Zuckerberg and his colleagues had said merely, Facebook is on the way to improve. Facebook did not comment on Tuesday to the Meeting.

Roland Lindner

economic correspondent in New York.

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The human rights organizations have launched their appeal less than three weeks ago. They have called on companies to switch to in July, no Ads on Facebook because the social network still do too little to combat extreme-right groups, calls for violence and manipulation of elections. The appeal has now followed almost 1000 companies and other organizations, including large corporations such as Coca-Cola and Starbucks, and also prominent representatives of the German economy like Siemens, SAP or Adidas. Some of them are boycotting not only Facebook, but other Online platforms such as Twitter and Youtube.

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test belongs To the ten demands of the groups on Facebook is to Create a Position in the Board of Directors of the company, whose area of responsibility revolves around citizens ' rights, as well as guidelines in dealing with hatred and discrimination, among other things. The initiators also require that Facebook advertising is refunded to customer expenditures for Ads that are published in addition to questionable content. The company should also enable the Victims of hate and harassment on its platforms, to speak with one of their own employees.

the absence of concrete results in the Meeting with Zuckerberg, the group determined that their action to continue. Greenblatt said: "I think the campaign is growing, more global, and with the intensity of the win, until we hear the answers we seek."

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 00:19

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