Ben & Jerry’s Joins Facebook Advertising Boycott

A top ice cream brand is joining a group of companies refusing to advertise with Facebook citing concerns over the tech giant’s policing of abuse.

Vermont brand Ben & Jerry’s announced on Tuesday it would temporarily cease paying advertising to Facebook or the image-based social media platform Instagram after both companies have failed to take “clear and unequivocal actions” to better monitor its services.

“We will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US in support of the #StopHateForProfit campaign,” the company tweeted. “Facebook, Inc. must take the clear and unequivocal actions to stop its platform from being used to spread and amplify racism and hate.” Read more…