2018-12-20 11:54:20

NAACP Launches Boycott of Facebook: Platform Is Unhealthy for African Americans & U.S. Democracy

Facebook is under fire again, this time for new revelations that Russian trolls targeted African Americans on social media in an effort to influence the vote ahead of the 2016 election. A pair of bipartisan reports published by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday claim the Russian government focused on African Americans in its effort to suppress the turnout of voters likely to cast ballots for Hillary Clinton, spreading fake news and sowing discord in the run-up to the election. The NAACP has launched a Facebook boycott in response, demanding the social media giant be held responsible. DN! speaks with Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP.

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