ADL, NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Common Sense, Free Press & Color Of Change Call For Global Corporations To Pause Advertising On Facebook To Stop Hate Online

In response to Facebook’s repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, six organizations today announced a new campaign, #StopHateforProfit, that asks large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety. ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color Of Change, Free Press and Common Sense have created a coalition of the nation’s most storied civil rights organizations calling for some of the world’s largest corporations to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July 2020.…

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Trolls Exploit Weaknesses Of Social Media Platforms To Spread Online Hate, New ADL Report Finds

Social media platform design enables online harassment, as trolls often carry out coordinated attacks on a target by leveraging key platform features, according to a new report released today by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). Such features include the ability to be anonymous online, to create multiple accounts by one person, the fact that there is no limit to the number of messages one user can send to another, and the use of personal networks as weaponized audiences. Trolls do not, however, exclusively exploit the design of platforms to cause harm,…

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