Mark Zuckerberg To Meet With Facebook Ad Boycott Organizers

Mark Zuckerberg is stepping up his efforts to stop the bleeding from Facebook’s advertiser boycott.
The social network’s 36-year-old founder and chief executive will meet with the civil rights figures spearheading the push to get advertisers to jump ship from Facebook, the company said.
Zuckerberg’s planned meeting comes after company executives Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s Vice President of global business solutions; and Neil Potts, the site’s public policy director, held at least two meetings with advertisers Tuesday on the eve of the high-profile one-month boycott, according to Reuters.
Everson and Potts offered no new details on how Facebook would fight hate speech, however, and left advertisers frustrated by repeatedly referring to recent press releases where they touted that Facebook catches 90 percent of all hate speech on its platform before it is ever reported.
Zuckerberg agreed to a meeting after it was requested by the organizers of the “Stop Hate For Profit” boycott.
“They asked about having Mark at the meeting, and we’ve since confirmed that Mark is able to join,” the company told CNN Business in a statement. “We’re waiting to hear back and look forward to the opportunity to continue the dialogue.”

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