Third of advertisers may boycott Facebook in hate speech revolt

‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign gathers momentum as ad boycott spreads outside US

Almost a third of advertisers are considering joining a month-long boycott of Facebook as the social network struggles to convince advertisers that it is doing enough to fight hate speech on its platform.

The unprecedented corporate snub has been revealed in survey by the World Federation of Advertisers, whose big-spending members control nearly $100bn (£81bn) in spending.

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