FSFP recently signed on to a letter urging Facebook to take action against hate and disinformation on its platform. The #StopHateForProfit campaign, led by a coalition of non-profit organizations, is calling on businesses to boycott advertisements on Facebook until the company takes specific steps to stop the promotion of “hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.”

The coalition’s letter reads:

To Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg:

Despite Facebook’s huge profits, the company has repeatedly failed to stop the spread of hate and disinformation across all its products.

This is why you are facing an advertising revolt, led by the Stop Hate for Profit coalition — a powerful collaboration of non-profit organizations that are protesting your failure to protect Facebook users. Already more than 180 advertisers — including Coca Cola, Ford, Honda, HP, Unilever, Verizon and more — have agreed to stop advertising on your platforms until you do more to Stop Hate for Profit.

The Stop Hate for Profit coalition is calling on all of your advertisers to hit pause on ad spending until you meet the coalitions demands, such as preventing lies in political ads, closing down groups that are associated with violence, and allowing victims of severe harassment to immediately reach a live Facebook representative for help.

The undersigned organizations are calling on you to adopt these changes immediately. As non-profits we share their concerns about growing levels of hate and disinformation on your platforms and call on Facebook to commit to real and systemic changes.

Thank you,

Stop Hate for Profit


Learn more about the campaign to #StopHateForProfit here.