Facebook is the worst
103 more companies have said they are suspending advertising on [Facebook] in July. The group includes Starbucks, Ford, GM, Clorox, Reebok, Adidas, Best Buy, Clif Bar, Chobani, and Denny's.
"As America's diner, we offer an inclusive and welcoming environment where all people can enjoy a nice meal and we strongly oppose hate speech of any kind. It is our belief that Facebook has not done enough to address this important issue on its platform and we are calling on Facebook to make positive changes in its process for combatting hate speech and disinformation," Denny's said in a statement.
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I'll admit I have a self-interest here: a lot of the discussion in the steampunk and alternate-history community has moved away from message boards like ours to groups on Facebook.
I quit Facebook myself a year ago, after all the revelations about what it had done in the 2016 election. I hope others will follow. This is a terrible company that does not respect the privacy of its users and has a corrosive effect on civil society and democracy.
And then we should all get back to message boards ?