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May 22, 2013

Does Facebook have a 'violence against women' problem?

Netizens target advertisers in #FBrape campaign.
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Screenshot from @almostdrcollins.

A group of activists have launched a new campaign to remove misogynistic content from Facebook by targeting companies that advertise on its site. In addition to demanding the social network address the problem, the group encourages people to tweet, email and leave messages on the Facebook pages of companies whose ads appear alongside the objectionable content. Organisers are asking them to suspend their ads until Facebook takes action. The campaign hashtag #FBrape has been used more than 10,000 times to-date, and companies have been responding.

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