Harry and Meghan will “target” brands to support Facebook boycott

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A key figure behind the Stop Hate for Profit initiative said that Harry and Meghan asked which brands they could “target” to support the movement.

Stop Hate for Profit calls on big businesses to remove their ad campaigns from Facebook until the social media giant takes action to stop the spread of so-called hate speech.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked Jim Steyer, one of the organizers of the boycott, “what brands they could help target”, although it is unclear how the couple will do it.

The initiative has already attracted the support of big brands like Coca Cola and Unilever.

A key figure behind the Stop Hate for Profit initiative said that Harry and Meghan asked which brands they could “target” to support the movement.

Jim Steyer (photo), director general of the Common Sense Media charity and a speaker on civil liberties at Stanford University, said that Harry and Meghan had personally contacted the organizers and asked how they could get involved .

Jim Steyer (photo), director general of the Common Sense Media charity and a speaker on civil liberties at Stanford University, said that Harry and Meghan had personally contacted the organizers and asked how they could get involved .

Steyer, who is executive director of the Common Sense Media charity and a speaker on civil liberties at Stanford University, said that Harry and Meghan had personally contacted the organizers and asked how they could get involved.

“They are staunch supporters of Stop Hate for Profit and we appreciate it,” Steyer told The Times.

He continued: “We are happy that they have spoken. They’re a multiracial couple who have dealt with hate speech and racist statements, so the fact that they want to be part of the Stop Hate for Profit movement is great, and now they’re thinking about their own children.

Stop Hate for Profit is calling on companies to remove advertising from Facebook and sister site Instagram this month to force the company to do more to combat hate speech on its social media platforms. Major civil rights groups, including the National Association for the Promotion of People of Color, are behind the project, which has already drawn support from Coca Cola and Unilever, among others.

Facebook shares fell $ 56 billion after big companies, including Unilever and Coca-Cola, pulled their ads from social media giant, despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg promising to take action against the speeches of hate and put a warning label on a video from the National Republican Committee (RNC).

The platform's shares fell 8.3% to $ 216.08 at the close of Friday - its lowest level in three months - after more than 100 advertisers boycotted the company for its inability to stop hate speech and misinformation posted on its platform. Seen: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

The platform’s shares fell 8.3% to $ 216.08 at the close of Friday – its lowest level in three months – after more than 100 advertisers boycotted the company for its inability to stop hate speech and misinformation posted on its platform. Seen: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

This wiped out $ 56 billion from Facebook’s market value and dealt $ 7.2 billion in a blow to Zuckerberg’s personal wealth, pushing him from third to fourth place on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and leaving him with new net worth $ 82.3 billion.

Coca-Cola and Unilever became the last major companies to end Facebook advertising on Friday, joining several companies including Dove, Honda and Ben & Jerry’s to show their support for the #StopHateForProfit campaign.

Coca-Cola has announced a break on all paid social media ads around the world for at least 30 days to say “there is no room for racism in the world and there is no room for racism on social media “while Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers, said it would stop spending money on Facebook for the rest of the year.

Zuckerberg resisted pressure on Friday and announced new content policies for the platform, including tighter restrictions on advertising and labels for “harmful” publications from public figures.

Since her retirement as a senior member of the royal family and her move to North America, Meghan Markle has been a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and some have suggested that a political career could await the Duchess.

In a video released following the death of George Floyd at his alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School, the 38-year-old former actress said, “The life of George Floyd mattered and the life of Breonna Taylor mattered and the life by Philando Castile mattered and Tamir Rice’s life counted. “

Since returning as a senior member of the royal family and moving to North America, Meghan Markle has been a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and some have suggested that a political career could await the duchess.

Since returning as a senior member of the royal family and moving to North America, Meghan Markle has been a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and some have suggested that a political career could await the duchess.

Speaking of Mr. Floyd, she said, “I wasn’t sure what I could tell you. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous about it being separated. And I realized that the only bad thing to say is to say nothing. “

Royal author Lady Colin Campbell recently said that Meghan’s move to the United States was part of a plan to rock the political arena.

This comes when the Duke and Duchess plan to start their own charitable foundation, Archewell, which would attack hate speech online.

The couple are believed to be planning to launch their non-profit organization in Los Angeles in the spring – after officially registering the name in the United States.

However, the public launch has been postponed because Harry and Meghan are focusing their efforts on the coronavirus crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to reports.

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