I tend to replace the name Facebook with Hatebook whenever I think of the platform Mark Zuckerberg created and maintains. With good reason.
BY JULIA MUELLER
Facebook has profited from searches and ads for white supremacist groups on its social media platform, according to a report released Wednesday from the Tech Transparency Project (TTP).
The TTP investigation found ads monetizing search results for some white supremacist groups, of which there are more than 80 using Facebook as a hub, according to the report. The ads weren’t for the white supremacist groups themselves, but generated revenue for the social media giant when they appeared in searches.
A Facebook spokesperson said on Wednesday that the platform has corrected the issue.
The 80-group count found in the report amounts to more than a third of 226 total white supremacist groups labeled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League and Facebook.