Stop Hate for Profit social media boycott to focus its pressure on Facebook – Axios

Posted By on September 23, 2020

Facebook will continue to be the face of the biggest industry campaign against misinformation leading up to the election, according to Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League

Driving the news: In an interview with Axios, Greenblatt, whose group is part of the Stop Hate for Profit social media boycott campaign, said that the group plans to focus its boycott efforts on Facebook, because of its scale and because he says the company is less proactive than rivals like Twitter and YouTube on policing misinformation and hate speech.

The big picture: In the past week, Spotify host Joe Rogan, Fox News and others have all had to apologize for misinformation mishaps.

The state of play: Facebook has spent the past four years trying to improve its security and content moderation systems to avoid being cast in the same light in 2020 as it was after 2016.

What they're saying: Mr. Greenblatt is actively leading a campaign against us, so it's to his benefit to find new ways to single us out against our peer companies. This latest talking point, that were less proactive in addressing hate and misinformation than our peers, is simply untrue," Facebook said in a statement to Axios.

What's next: Greenblatt says that for now, the campaign will focus on putting pressure on Facebook to make changes ahead of the U.S. election.

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