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Scotiabank, RBC, CIBC and BMO have pledged to stop purchasing ads on the site for the month, aligning themselves with brands such as Lululemon and MEC in signing onto the #StopHateForProfit campaign.
According to the campaign’s website, the movement is a response to Facebook’s “long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform.”
Sources say Facebook executives offered no new details on how they would tackle hate speech, pointing instead to past statements that advertisers say don't go far enough.
Starbucks said Sunday that its actions were not part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, but that it is pausing its social ads while talking with civil rights organizations and its media partners about how to stop hate speech online.
According to the campaign's website, the movement is a response to Facebook’s 'long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform.'
Facebook has drawn heat from employees and lawmakers in recent weeks over its decisions not to act on inflammatory posts by the president.
Later Thursday, Twitter labeled a video of two children Trump had posted as “manipulated media.”
The social media giant is launching a ``Voting Information Center'' on Facebook and Instagram that will include details on registering to vote, polling places and voting by mail.
The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys and the American Guard, two hate groups already banned on the platforms.
Angered by Twitter's decision to place fact-check flags on two of his recent tweets, Trump signed an executive order Thursday authorizing a review of Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act.
Nearly 39 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the same time period.
In addition to the QAnon accounts, Facebook also removed accounts linked to VDARE, a U.S. website known for posting anti-immigration content.