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07:24 PM, August 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:34 PM, August 13, 2020

#StopHateForProfit - Facebook's reckoning

Facebook is dealing with its largest-ever advertiser boycott as some of America's biggest brands commit to pulling advertising from the platform in regards to its failure of policing hate speech. In recent weeks Facebook has drawn heavy criticism from both employees and lawmakers over its inaction to inflammatory posts by President Trump.

The boycott is not limited to only American companies. The messaging service Viber, with more than a billion users worldwide, announced it will be severing all ties to Facebook. Viber, owned by Japanese conglomerate Rakuten, has its largest markets in parts of Asia, Africa, and eastern Europe. Viber is going a step further and working on removing all Facebook technology from their services.

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