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NAACP Calls For Boycott Of All Facebook Properties, Returns Donation

After a series of hacks that impacted millions of users, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling for a one-week protest against Facebook. The organization is encouraging its members and partners to log out of Facebook on Tuesday to protest multiple data breaches on the platform that targeted African American users specifically. The NAACP is using the hashtag #LogOutFacebook on platforms like Twitter for visibility. “We recognize that Facebook is now a mainstay in communication,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson told AfroTech. “We want this protest to be a dialogue that escalates into action [from Facebook].” The NAACP also wants users to sign out of WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook’s other properties; however, the protest does not include Twitter, which was also used in Russian election interference efforts. According to the New York Times , Russia’s 2017 efforts focused heavily on Instagram as the platform gained more popularity and...

Dec 18, 2018