Mark Zuckerberg loses over GHC40 billion as advertisers boycott Facebook adverts

Mark Zuckerberg loses over GHC40 billion as advertisers boycott Facebook adverts

- High-profile advertisers say they will not be placing ads on Facebook in July due to the social media giant's inaction on hate speech

- Facebook's stock fell by 8% on Friday, June 26, and wiped $7 billion (N2,711,730,000,000) off of Mark Zuckerberg's net worth

- "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign will begin calling on companies in Europe to boycott Facebook adverts

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High-profile advertisers have announced that they will boycott advertising on Facebook in July as a response to the social media giant's inaction on hate speech.

The company's stock fell by 8% on Friday, June 26, and wiped $7 billion (N2,711,730,000,000) off of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth, Pulse reports.

Facebook reportedly sent a memo to advertisers and promise them an external audit of its safety tools and practices.

Facebook also said it is going to start labeling posts from politicians that break its rules but are "newsworthy" enough to remain on the platform.

According to Reuters, the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign will begin calling on major companies in Europe to join the boycott.

Mark Zuckerberg loses N2.7 trillion as advertisers boycott Facebook ads

Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit: BBC
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The disclosure was made on Saturday, June 27, by the chief executive of Common Sense Media, Jim Steyer.

In other news, a transgender man identified as Kayden Coleman has announced that he is pregnant with his second child six years after he had his first baby.

Kayden said he found out in January that he was seven weeks pregnant with current boyfriend, 29-year-old Dominique.

Recall that the expecting couple faced a backlash from trolls online when they were pregnant with their first daughter Azaelia. Kayden was described by trolls as a monster at the time.

Kayden said: “When Azaelia was born there were a lot of people who said they felt sorry for her and that she would grow up and be confused."

Meanwhile, Tyne Rogers, a 30-year-old soldier who lost his leg after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan, had welcomed triplets.

After stepping on an explosive in 2011, Rogers feared he would not have a family but he met his wife in 2013 and they had two children.

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