The couple has been encouraging CEOs to stand in solidarity with civil rights groups behind the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign.
Prince Harry and Meghan are backing a boycott of Facebook advertising, as they support the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, a source close to the couple has confirmed to T&C outlet. The couple is throwing their weight behind the campaign and have been working to encourage CEOs to stand in solidarity with the coalition of civil rights groups behind it.
‘As we’ve been developing Archewell, one of the areas The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been keen to address is online hate speech, and we’ve been working with civil rights and racial justice groups on it’, a source familiar with Harry and Meghan’s plans said. ‘Over the past few weeks, in particular, this issue has become more vital and they have been working to encourage global CEOs to stand in solidarity with a coalition of civil and racial justice groups like the NAACP, Color of Chance, and the Anti – Defamation League, which are calling for structural changes to out online world’.
More than 90 advertisers have joined the boycott of Facebook as the social media giant is accused of not doing enough to curb the spread of hate speech and misinformation. On its website, the Stop Hate for Profit organizers say: ‘Let’s sent Facebook a powerful message: Your profits will never be worth promoting hate, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism and violence.’
The NAACP posted on social media about Harry and Meghan’s support: ‘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’.
A source close to Harry and Meghan said the ‘for a long time, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been working on how to move the teach industry in a more human direction’, and that they ‘believe there is an urgent and pressing need to remodel the framework of our online public spaces’.
The source added that they have been ‘working behind the source to urge global CEOs to stand in solidarity with civil rights and racial justice leaders. They’ve spoken with CEOs across the product spectrum; tech and media, consumer goods, food and beverage, apparel, and others’.