Corporations and backdoor censorship

You might think CEO’s would be smart enough to just shut up and make products people buy, but, as Pirates Cove reports, apparently they are stuck on stoopit

It took a while to get to the heart of why Coke is suspending advertising for a bit, but, it, hey, if they want to call for private companies to censor users, maybe it’s time to boycott Coke

Coca-Cola announces pause on all social media advertising

Coca-Cola announced on Friday that it is pausing its advertising on all social media platforms for 30 days as it assesses its strategy amid a flood of criticism over tech companies’ handling of racist content on their platforms.

James Quincey, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, said his organization would take the time to examine if changes are needed in its policy and called on social media platforms to allow greater accountability over what’s written online.

Good Freaking Grief! It is called freedom of expression. If you use Facebook, or Instagram then you are going to see and read things that offend you. Why does this come as a shock to some? If something someone posts, or tweets offends you, either ignore it, respond to it, or at least just accept that freedom of speech is messy. And corporations need to stop trying to decide what is and is not acceptable

“There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on social media. The Coca-Cola Company will pause paid advertising on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days,” he said in a statement. “We will take this time to reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed. We also expect greater accountability and transparency from our social media partners.”

The company did not clarify if it was joining a burgeoning boycott of social media advertising that has taken off in the aftermath of national protests over systemic racism and police brutality. The company’s social media accounts have been amplifying messages advocating for systemic changes.

Dear Coke, I detest racism, I also detest anyone who screams RAAAAACISM to silence debate, and, I detest companies who would use their dollars to, pressure social media to gag and hinder essential liberties like freedom of speech. Now, get back to your actual jobs you elitist fucks

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