Verizon decides Facebook doesn't need its ad money after all

published 26.06.2020 00:30

by Jack Morse from feeds.mashable.com

In what is probably more than a coincidence, on Monday the Anti-Defamation League published a blog post highlighting brand advertisements on Facebook running "alongside content that ADL and many others would deem hateful or extremist."

We do know, however, that according to CNBC, Verizon's move to stop dropping cash on Facebook also applies to spending on Instagram ads (never forget that Facebook owns Instagram).

"Our brand safety standards have not changed," a Verizon spokesperson told Mashable.

In an emailed statement to Mashable, a Verizon spokesperson chalked the move up to vague displeasure with varying violations of unspecified policies.

SEE ALSO: Facebook faces boycott push from NAACP, ADL, and other civil rights groups "An advertisement for Verizon appears next to a video from the same QAnon supporters page drawing on hateful and antisemitic rhetoric," reads the ADL blog post, "warning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is planning to impose martial law and bring on civil war 'just like the days of Hitler,' with concentration camps and coffins at the ready and Americans already being quarantined in militarized districts."