Cannes Lions launches Classic, in partnership with Facebook

Cannes Lions announces the launch of Classic, a curated collection of the very best Lion-winning work, spanning 1954 – 2000. Classic, in partnership with Facebook, is available for free on intelligence platform The Work. A Classic documentary launches alongside the collection, and debuts as part of LIONS Live, the new digital experience from Cannes Lions, on Monday 22 June 2020 at 15:30 BST. The film provides a cinematic moment to step back through the creative history of Lion-winning work and the Festival’s 66 year-long legacy, featuring commentary from revered industry…

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Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

As billions of people are still under COVID-19 lockdown, the shadow pandemic of violence against women has been growing within homes around the world. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, impacted one in three women worldwide. Recent data from multiple countries already show a spike in reporting of domestic violence through helplines since COVID-19 lockdowns started. As countries now contend with economic crisis, service shortfalls and high levels of stress, many women find themselves trapped in isolation with abusive partners, without…

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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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CIPR’s #AIinPR Panel welcomes Facebook’s decision to block Spinner for “unethical” practices

The CIPR‘s #AIinPR panel welcomes Facebook’s move to block Israeli company The Spinner – which claims to “subconsciously alter people’s behaviour” – from operating on its platform. Facebook issued a cease and desist letter to The Spinner banning it from Facebook and Instagram on Friday, January 17. The Spinner uses fake accounts and fake Facebook Pages to strategically target Facebook users with advertisements, through using sophisticated algorithms, exposing them to online posts disguised as editorial content. The Spinner claimed it could manipulate a target for a relatively small fee, brainwashing targets selected by…

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IPA disappointed with Facebook’s decision

The IPA has expressed its disappointment with Facebook’s decision not to ban the microtargeting of political messages on their site. Says Nigel Gwilliam, Director of Media Affairs, IPA: “Our IPA position continues to be that microtargeted online political advertising is open to abuse and has demonstrably been abused in the recent past. “Advertising technology designed for the promotion of products and services has been weaponised for political messaging. “In a democracy, political ideas need to be aired and debated in the public square. Microtargeting has the potential to subvert this,…

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