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Group that led Facebook boycott is back with new action

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The coalition that led the boycott that saw some of the world's biggest companies pull their ads from Facebook in July announced a week of new action against the company on Monday.

New York (CNN Business)The coalition that led the boycott that saw some of the world's biggest companies pull their ads from Facebook in July announced a week of new action against the company on Monday.

Civil rights groups including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the NAACP are among other things calling on companies and high profile users to stop posting on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook (FB), for a day this week to protest its parent company's handling of hate and its allowing politicians lie in political ads.

Announcing the campaign on Monday morning, the groups focused on Facebook's failure to remove a page that encouraged armed Americans to take to the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake.

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