Faaez Samadi
Mar 19, 2019

Brands in New Zealand pull ads from Facebook, Google following Christchurch attack

Actions come as two industry associations issue a statement condemning social-media platforms over the spread of hate content.

Messages written in chalk are seen on a pavement in Christchurch after 50 worshippers were killed last week in two mosque attacks. (Photo: David Moir/AFP)

Several of New Zealand's biggest brands have pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google in the past few days, following a terrorist’s livestream of his massacre of 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last week.

According to several reports, ASB Bank, ANZ Bank, TSB, Westpac, Kiwibank, BNZ, Burger King and Lotto NZ, among others, have stopped or are considering suspending advertising on Facebook and Google to demand that the social-media companies...

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