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Lakefront Brewery pulls Facebook ads to join #StopHateforProfit campaign

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Posted at 4:03 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 05:03:58-04

Lakefront Brewery announced their plans to pause Facebook advertising in July to join the Anti-Defamation League's #StopHateForProfit movement.

The #StopHateForProfit movement has led to more than 500 companies pulling their advertising from Facebook, which continues to receive criticism for its handling of hate speech.

"Hate speech goes against our values as a company and as compassionate, anti-discriminatory human beings," the company said in a Facebook post.
Rather than paying for Facebook advertising, the company plans to donate $1000 to the Anti-Defamation League.

To see the entire Facebook post explaining the decision, click here.

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