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The Hershey Company joins group pulling advertising from Facebook to protest its content

This is fucking unbelievable. Hershey literally uses black children in West Africa as slaves on its chocolate plantations. Not modern wage slaves. The pre-modern type of slaves. I’m beginning to understand why Maoist-types tend to massacre the entire capitalist class. This is Twilight Zone level stuff here.



The Hershey Company said Friday it would end all U.S. advertising on Facebook and Instagram in July as it joins the #StopHateForProfit effort by civil-rights groups protesting against hate speech and divisive content on the platform, according to a Business Insider story.

The company joins a growing list of companies boycotting Facebook and, in some cases, Twitter. Global products giant Unilever, which reported spending $9 billion on ads and marketing last year, Friday announced it would pull ads from Facebook because of the content on the platform. Telecommunications firm Verizon on Thursday also joined the pressure campaign, saying it was pulling ads indefinitely, according to a story on the website of The (San Diego) Mercury News.

Jill Baskin, The Hershey Co.‘s chief marketing officer, told Business Insider: “As a company, we stand for the values of togetherness and inclusion and we are resolute in our commitment to make a difference and be part of positive change. We are hopeful that Facebook will take action and make it a safe space for our consumers to communicate and gather.”


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