Faaez Samadi
Mar 25, 2019

New Zealand ad associations call for global action against Facebook

Joint statement slams Facebook over its “platitudes” regarding stopping harmful content following the Christchurch terrorist attack livestream, threatening a ban.

A New Zealander holds up the nation's flag at a protest in New York against Islamophobia following the Christchurch attacks (Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency)

The Association of New Zealand Advertisers and Commercial Communications Council have issued yet another strong statement rebuking Facebook, this time calling on the global advertising community to take action in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.

In a release, both bodies said they are “collectively calling on our global networks to petition Facebook to make immediate changes to the security of its live streaming platform or, alternatively, suspend its use altogether until it can ensure...

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