Mark Zuckerberg has sat down several times with Donald Trump….
Donald Trump regularly supports and make’s racist remarks and says things that are untrue and feels that it’s ok……..
THAT is a growing issue for Facebook, which has been reluctant to follow social media platform Twitter in self censoring content…
It is costing Facebook revenue now as advertisers in the hundreds have banded together to stop having their ads on the platform while they negotiate to have some movement on this issue…
The ‘Wild West’ of the internet is coming to an end….
‘Free speech does NOT mean hurtful , support of violence and outright lies’
More than 750 companies including Coca-Cola, Hershey and Unilever have already temporarily paused their advertising on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. More companies have joined the movement every day, with recent additions including Walgreens, Best Buy, Ford and Adidas. More than 200 advertisers joined in the past 24 hours.
Kerri Pollard, senior vice president of the membership platform Patreon — which is pulling all of its ads from Facebook and Instagram — said that the recent string of concessions still did little to address the company’s core concern: Zuckerberg’s characterization of free speech. The Facebook CEO has said he believes that social platforms should not fact-check politicians.
“Until he softens that, which would affect that entire business internally and externally, we’re not going to feel comfortable returning to the platform,” Pollard said. Patreon in 2018 booted far-right personalities off its platform in response to criticism.
But fact-checking politicians could have wide-ranging consequences, too. Facebook’s business model depends on engagement: The more time people spend viewing content on the platform, and the more they click and interact with others, the more they are exposed to advertising in Facebook’s scrolling news feed. Critics have argued that divisive and emotional content spreads more rapidly, particularly in like-minded private Facebook groups. That outrage is built into Facebook’s ability to profit….