Ben & Jerry’s joins ADL-led campaign to boycott Facebook advertising

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Ben & Jerry’s is the latest company to join the campaign to boycott Facebook advertising until the social media giant changes its policies regarding hate speech and targeted harassment.

In a statement Tuesday, the ice cream maker said it would join the #StopHateForProfit Campaign by pausing all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the United States beginning on July 1.

“We call on Facebook, Inc. to take the clear and unequivocal actions called for by the campaign to stop its platform from being used to spread and amplify racism and hate,” the statement said.

The campaign, which was announced last week, is being spearheaded by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), NAACP and several other civil rights groups. The groups are protesting Facebook’s unwillingness to police hate speech or monitor posts for misinformation.

Ben & Jerry’s joins clothing retailers Patagonia and The North Face; outdoor gear company REI; and Upwork, a freelancing platform, in halting ads on Facebook for the month of July.

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2 thoughts on “Ben & Jerry’s joins ADL-led campaign to boycott Facebook advertising

  1. One more reason not to eat Ben Over Jerry garbage ice cream, it used to be somewhat quality, now it has corn syrup or something close, sickening sweet, just like these two q’s joos. I dont need politics with my food , music or movies, but that is what they love to do. One word boycott, dont give them your money.

  2. Sorry, Ben and Jerry’s is owned by Unilever and they still are coasting on the reputation of what was a decent product. So Ben and Jerry ain’t saying a f*ucking thing without permission from their corporate overlords. Unilever joined some stupid f’n thing on some stupid social experiment website. And I care “0”.


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