Cowichan Valley MLA joins Facebook advertising boycott

Sonia Furstenau, the MLA for Cowichan Valley, announced that her BC Green Party leadership campaign will not be advertising on Facebook this month as part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, which calls on the California-based social media company to take greater responsibility for its role in promoting hateful content.

“Malicious disinformation and content that stokes hatred is eroding democracies worldwide. This is extremely dangerous. We must hold social media companies accountable for their role,” Furstenau said, adding. “As legislators, we need to take a much more proactive role in exploring how we can protect the digital rights of citizens, the vital role that news and information plays in our democracy, and the responsibility we all have to call out hateful content.”

Chek News, July 5, 2020