Starting Wednesday, numerous house names from Hershey to Denny’s will officially pause ads on the platform as part of Facebook’s concerns about misinformation and hate speech.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has now agreed to meet with civil rights organizers behind the boycott, Facebook told CNN Business on Wednesday. Facebook framed the meeting as part of its regular participation with “civil rights leaders and organizations”.
“They asked to have Mark at the meeting, and we have confirmed that Mark has been able to attend,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone told CNN Business. Said. “We look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to continue the dialogue.”
The list demands that Facebook hire a C-Suite manager with “deep” human rights experience to evaluate products and policies related to discrimination, prejudice and hate. Organizers also promise regular, independent hate and misinformation checks from Facebook; remove public and private groups that focus on hateful or violent conspiracies and stop their advice and access; and train all moderators on bias and hate in the next 90 days.
While the campaign says that performing these 10 actions will not solve everything, organizers believe Facebook will show that it is serious about addressing concerns.
Me and Jerry repeated this feeling. “We are not sure when our pause in advertising will end, just as we are not sure what Facebook will do or when we will do,” said company spokesman Laura Peterson. Said.
CNN’s Brian Fung contributed to this report.