Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are backing the campaign #StopHateForProfit, which is calling for major companies to pull their advertising campaigns from Facebook until the social media giant takes action to stop the spread of so-called hate speech, civil rights group NAACP has confirmed.
The Baltimore-based civil rights organization, which was founded in 1909, took to Twitter this weekend to thank the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘for their leadership’, adding ‘your commitment to truth, justice, and equality are appreciated’.
The organisation, which stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, tweeted: ‘We are grateful for the leadership of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recognizing the importance of solidarity in this moment. Your commitment to truth, justice, and equality are appreciated.’
Shares in the platform went crashing 8.3 percent to $216.08 by the closing bell Friday – its lowest in three months – after more than 100 advertisers boycotted the firm for its failure to stop content perceived as hate speech and misinformation being posted on its platform.
Read more: The NAACP says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘are backing’ the boycott of Facebook advertising and encouraging CEOs to back civil rights groups fighting for increased censorship of ‘hate speech’