In the face of a rapidly rising list of companies ranging from consumer goods to retailers to autos, boycotting the Facebook ad campaigns citing the November 2020 US Presidential election, the Menlo Park, CA-based social networking mogul, Facebook Inc.
had issued a statement on Friday saying that the company was exploring an option to start labelling newsworthy contents violating the social networking titan's policy. Aside from that, Facebook Inc., the social networking giant and owner of the four out of top six internet services providers across the globe such as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, had also added on its statement that it would mark up all posts and advertisements on US election having linked with authoritative information including those from the politicians as well.
More importantly, latest Facebook Inc. decision to brand inflammatory posts including those which would involve racial or gender biasness, came forth as the social networking Goliath had been taking heavy hits from lawmakers alongside its own employees over its decision not to act on confrontational posts by the US President.
No exception for politicians, says Facebook chief
Meanwhile, as the policy change came amidst a soaring ad boycott campaign called “Stop Hate for Profit,” began following the death of a black American George Floyd who had died during an unofficial interrogation over potential federal charges, leading to violent social unrests in UK and US submissively winded by the opposition lawmakers as an opportunity to rattle the leaderships ahead of November 2020 US Presidential election, Facebook Inc.
Chief Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Friday, “There are no exceptions for politicians in any of the policies I’m announcing here today,” adding that the future inflammatory ads based on race, religion, gender or immigration status that could pose serious threats to physical safety and health would also be banned from the Facebook’s social networking platform.