Facebook advertising boycott list: Companies halting ads include Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Ben & Jerrys – USA TODAY

Some of the countrys most renowned brand names– Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company and the Levi Strauss && Co. — are amongst the latest in promising to halt advertising on Facebook as part of a growing boycott arranged by civil liberties groups to condemn the social media companys failure to eliminate hate speech.Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining numerous actions the social network will require to fight hate speech ahead of the 2020 governmental election Friday, the companies joined Unilever, Honda, Verizon and others in the protest.The #StopHateforProfit campaign — released June 17 by civil rights groups consisting of the NAACP, Color of Change and the Anti-Defamation League — comes as corporate America comes to grips with racial inequality following the death of George Floyd in authorities custody.Save better, spend better: Money tips and recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Sign up hereJen Sey, chief marketing officer of Levis, stated in a statement late Friday the business was stopping briefly all paid Facebook and Instagram marketing worldwide a minimum of through the end of July across all of its brands. ” When we re-engage will depend on Facebooks action,” Sey said.The ad boycott on Facebook concentrates on advertising for the month of July and also includes Eddie Bauer and Ben & & Jerrys. The North Face was the first significant brand to reveal it was halting advertising and said its boycott would continue till Facebook puts in location stricter policies to stem the circulation of hate speech on Facebook and Instagram.Patagonia, REI, Mozilla and Upwork in addition to about 100 smaller business likewise have said they are committed.Nearly all of the social media businesss revenue comes from marketing on Facebook and Instagram. Shares of Facebook dropped more than 8% on Friday.Costco ceases sheet cakes: Costco pulls half-sheet cakes, but restores complimentary samples at some clubs after suspending tasting due to COVID-19Salad recall: Walmart, Aldi remember some Fresh Express garden salad mixes possibly connected to growing Cyclospora outbreakUnilever, which owns brand names including Dove and Hellmans, is halting advertisements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through a minimum of completion of the year, keeping in mind in a declaration that advertising “would not include worth to individuals and society.” Facebooks organized steps consist of pushing back versus voter suppression, improving standards for despiteful material in advertisements and labeling content deemed newsworthy.” Im positive that we can make development on public health and racial justice while keeping our democratic traditions around free expression and ballot,” Zuckerberg stated. “Im committed to ensuring Facebook is a force for excellent on this journey.” Facebook boycott listThe following business have announced they are taking part in the demonstration. Go to the campaigns website¬†www.stophateforprofit.org to discover additional business or search #StopHateForProfit. Contributing: Jessica Guynn, Brett Molina, Josh PeterFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko.