Four San Jose Police Officers Placed On Leave Amid Investigation Of Racist Facebook PostsFour active San Jose police officers were placed on administrative leave Saturday as the department launched an investigation into a “closed” Facebook group where racist comments and posts were made.
Coca Cola Joins Facebook, Twitter Ad Boycott Over Hate Speech ContentBeverage giant Coca Cola has announced it was pulling millions of dollars in advertising earmarked for social media giants Facebook, Twitters and others for at least the month of July over their handing of hate speech.
San Jose Police Union, City Leaders Denounce Officers' Racist Facebook GroupSeveral active and retired San Jose police officers participated in a closed Facebook group where racist comments and posts were made, according to a statement released Friday night by the San Jose Police Officers Association president who added the people involved would be expelled from the union.
Zuckerberg Gives In To Pressure, Announces Facebook Crackdown On Hate SpeechFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that the social media giant will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially "harmful" posts from public figures following an advertising boycott campaign.
Unilever Halts Advertising On Facebook And Twitter, Stocks DiveShares of both Facebook and Twitter were down more than 7% in mid-day trading Friday after Unilever said it would pull its advertising from the social media companies for the rest of the year.
Telecom Giant Verizon Latest To Join Facebook Ad BoycottTelecom giant Verizon said Thursday it is pulling its advertising from Facebook, in what may be the biggest brand yet to join the #StopHateForProfit boycott.
Facebook Exec Admits 'Trust Deficit' As Advertiser Boycott AcceleratesA Facebook executive acknowledged Tuesday that the social media giant faces a "trust deficit" amid a widening advertiser revolt over misinformation and hate speech on the platform.
Antioch Police Officers Union Chief Apologizes For Post About Slapping Protesters' FacesAntioch police officer's union president Steve Aiello has apologized after making a social media comment about police and protesters.
Silicon Valley Slams Trump's Executive Order Restricting H-1B VisasSilicon Valley is pushing back against President Donald Trump's latest immigration curbs, this time targeting visa programs that tech companies use.
Bay Area Attorney Sues Facebook, Calls Site's Standards Enforcement Inconsistent, CapriciousA Bay Area attorney known for suing e-mail spammers is suing Facebook after having his account blocked numerous times for what he says is protected political speech.
Patagonia Joins Growing Facebook Advertiser BoycottPatagonia, the outdoor apparel brand, said it will join a growing advertising boycott of Facebook and Instagram being led by a coalition of civil rights groups.