Volkswagen, Adidas, Puma join Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

The Business Times | Jul 1, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • [FRANKFURT AM MAIN] German giants Volkswagen, Puma and Adidas on Tuesday joined a growing advertiser boycott over hate speech against Facebook, following major consumer companies like Levi’s and Coca-Cola.
  • Some 200 brands have now paused advertising with the social media giant as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign launched by social justice activists.
  • The movement against online hate speech has picked up steam following George Floyd’s death on May 25 at the hands of a white policeman in Minneapolis.