×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: liberals | boycott | facebook | zuckerberg

Liberal Groups Boycott Facebook Over Conservative Ads

Liberal Groups Boycott Facebook Over Conservative Ads
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

By    |   Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:33 PM

Facebook is facing backlash from liberal groups upset with ads made by founder Mark Zuckerberg's group promoting backers of immigration reform.

FWD.us, which Zuckerberg was instrumental in forming as a means to back immigration reform, has two divisions that support Democrats and Republicans who have backed the effort.

The ads for Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska are critical of Obamacare and promote oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the building of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Now groups including MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, and Progressives United say they will pull their advertising from Facebook or delay buying new ads for two weeks in protest, Politico reports.

"Leaders in the technology community have every right to talk about how immigration reform will benefit their businesses," said former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., the founder of Progressives United.

"But instead, FWD.us has chosen a strategy that’s condescending to voters and counterproductive to the cause of reform."

The ads ran on the air for one week, but are still on the web.

Progressives United spokesman Josh Orton said the group is just trying to send a message.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Facebook is facing backlash from liberal groups upset with ads made by founder Mark Zuckerberg's group promoting backers of immigration reform.
liberals,boycott,facebook,zuckerberg
211
2013-33-07
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:33 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
More Articles
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved