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• Advertising Age reports that Patagonia, REI and The North Face all are pulling their ads from Facebook, "following calls for a boycott from civil rights organizations such as the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League," which had taken out full-page newspaper ads last week asking "advertisers to use their power to force Facebook to make changes to how it handles hate speech and disinformation."
The story notes that "Facebook has said that it is working through the issues and trying to come to a better understanding with any concerned advertisers."
The three companies' moves are unlikely to have an impact on Facebook, which generated $70 billion in ad revenue in 2019. The question is whether this becomes more of a popular movement - outdoor brands like these three tend to be more progressive in their politics and outspoken in their approach.