Facebook moves set back civil rights: audit
Facebook has made a series of decisions that undermined civil rights, including allowing posts from President Donald Trump that violate the values of the leading social network, an independent audit report said Wednesday.
Facebook ad boycott organizers say no progress on hate speech
Organizers of a Facebook ad boycott vowed to press on with their campaign, saying the social network's top executives had failed to offer meaningful action on curbing hateful content.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet activists, won't act on boycott
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to a new meeting with activists on the social media giant's content policies while vowing to resist pressure from an advertiser boycott, the company said Thursday.
Ad boycott strikes at heart of Facebook's business model
Adidas, Puma, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Unilever, Ford... not a day goes by without another big brand pulling ads from Facebook and other social media, a campaign that is weakening advertising-dependent sites but whose ultimate impact remains uncertain.
Starbucks pauses social media ads as it targets 'hate speech'
Starbucks said Sunday that it will pause its advertising on social media while it studies ways to "stop the spread of hate speech" as part of a growing corporate movement.
Coca-Cola says pausing social media advertising
Coca-Cola, a major force in global advertising, announced Friday it would suspend ads on social media for at least 30 days, as platforms face a reckoning over how they deal
How The Guardian website traffic grew through Instant Articles
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Instant Articles load on average 4.7 times faster than mweb on Android and 6.2 times faster on iOS, according to Facebook data. Since launching Instant Articles in 2017, The Guardian Nigeria has seen a 9x increase in traffic to its owned platforms. By including call-to-action buttons in their articles, they also benefited from a 3x increase in newsletter sign-ups and a 12% increase in Page followers. Jelil Adedoyin, The Guardian Nigeria’s media and growth manager, explained how other publishers can set themselves up for success.
One killed, 11 wounded in Minneapolis shooting
One person died and 11 more were wounded in a shooting in the US city of Minneapolis, police said Sunday. Images streamed live to Facebook showed at least one person lying on the pavement
Facebook pulls Trump ads which used Nazi symbol
Facebook on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump's campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany, the latest move in a heated battle over inflammatory political content on social media.