Author Topic: Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content  (Read 1117 times)

Offline walkstall

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 25204
  • Gender: Male
  • WYSIWYG
Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:28:30 AM »
It's about time...



snip~
Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world’s biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social media giants by threatening to pull ads from digital platforms if they don’t do more to mitigate the spread of what it dubs “toxic” online content.

more @
https://usa-sciencenews.com/2018/02/12/unilever-warns-social-media-to-clean-up-toxic-content/
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

Offline Sick Of Silence

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1042
  • Militant Libertarian
Re: Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 01:37:02 AM »
It's about time...

Until we see proof of them taking a stand against actual toxic content (and not just content they disagree with), I wouldn't hold my breath.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/30/breitbart-news-kelloggs-advertising-boycott-alt-right

Kelloggs pulled ads from Breitbart stating it didn't "align with their values". I see Unilever being no different.
Social Media are multi-national billion dollar corporations with foreign investors that are going unchecked with the power to effect our election process.

"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.

 

Powered by EzPortal