February 12, 2018

Unilever Threatens to Pull Ads From Facebook and Google

Julia College—The Guardian:

“Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society, and promote anger or hate,” he plans to say. “We will prioritise investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society.”

This could be terrific corporate stewardship, by a very large company, if it actually comes to pass. I’d love for this practice to spread among word corporations. Social media would be forced by market action to take responsibility for its content. An entire class of disinformation and dissension would evaporate from public discourse. People I personally know would become invisible online, based solely on their faux, privileged outrage.

#hateSpeech #corporateResponsibility #Unilever #Facebook #Google

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