July 7, 2020

350.org Joins the Facebook Boycott

‘At the core of our digital strategy is the belief that the myriad of online tools we use should support building a strong, diverse movement.’

GLOBAL – 350.org has decided to join the #StopHateForProfit campaign and will be cancelling all Facebook ads for the month of July.

“You might still see our posts, but we won’t be sending a single dollar (or euro) to the company. Our team’s decision was a fairly easy one, as many of us have witnessed Facebook’s destructive actions for a long time. They actively make provisions to allow racist, hate-filled and inaccurate information. Hopefully, this July can also be a reminder for all of us in the sphere of digital organizing and social change to reflect on the tools we use and the ways we can spark change. While we’re looking at a world beyond fossil fuels, let’s also imagine what an internet looks like that values truth and justice.” Thelma Young, Social Media Manager at 350.org 

As an organization driven by values of climate justice and racial justice, 350.org is not only taking a stand against Facebook’s policies around climate misinformation, but also on their positions around hate and racial justice.

“Whether it’s divesting from fossil fuels or defunding the police, this day and age demands that we put our money where our future is. We stand in solidarity with the ‘Stop The Hate’ campaign by boycotting paid ads with Facebook as they perpetuate racism, climate skepticism and violence. 350.org is committed to building a multi-racial movement to tackle the climate crisis, meaning our work of dismantling white supremacy is the same as our work fighting for a just recovery from the climate crisis. We call on the entire climate movement to reckon with our collective stake in dismantling white supremacy, and align its resources with these values.” Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, 350.org North America Director

To know more about the campaign, check the Stop Hate for Profit site, as well as the recent reporting by Emily Atkin around Facebook’s support of climate deniers