PlayStation suspends Facebook advertising as it joins a number of other organisations, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, in the Stop Hate For Profit campaign.
The #StopHateForProfit campaign has been growing traction lately. PlayStation is the latest organisation to join the movement against Facebook. It stands for the following…
Hit Pause on Hate. Hundreds of businesses are standing in solidarity with our most deeply held American values of freedom, equality and justice and not advertising on Facebook’s services in July. Join us and advocate for positive change.
The movement follows on from criticism directed at Facebook for its rules allowing hate content and misinforming advertisements to be visible on the website. This comes at a time when other platforms, like Twitter and Twitch, have been expressly speaking out against hate content. They have been clamping down on anything that could be considered hateful. Recently, Donald Trump’s Twitch account got suspended for hateful conduct. Although the POTUS doesn’t stream his Rust 1v1s, he does stream his campaign rallies on the platform. Comments made during these were the cause of his suspension.
PlayStation Suspends Facebook Advertising To Support Campaign Against Hate Speech
“In supports of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, we have globally suspended our Facebook and Instagram activity, including advertising and non-paid content, until the end of July. We stand for working (and playing) together for good.”
Microsoft are also reportedly involved with the #StopHateForProfit movement for July, similarly to PlayStation. However, this comes after the controversial unannounced closure of Mixer and partnership with Facebook’s gaming divisions.