It was a week of bans and boycotts, all part of a broad reckoning with online hate speech. Perhaps most prominent is the, in which hundreds of businesses are pausing advertising on Facebook for the month of July in a protest against hate speech, and violence on the platform. Some companies, , Coca-Cola and Mars, are extending their boycotts to other or all social networks.
Social media companies also weighed in on the matter, withwhile revising its hate speech policies, like David Duke and Richard Spencer, and even Facebook banning some . And Twitter engineers have
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