Already under siege by its own far-left employees, Facebook is now facing pressure from another quarter: woke corporations, who are withdrawing ad dollars in the hopes that it will force Mark Zuckerberg to censor President Trump.
Advertisers Wary of Big-Tech Breakup...
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Tucker Carlson lost three more advertisers Monday following a left-wing social media campaign to pressure companies to pull their ads from his prime time Fox News program. The Wrap reports that Bowflex, Pacific Life, SmileDirectClub, and Indeed all removed their ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight after host Carlson made comments criticizing immigration policy. Carlson faced social media backlash after saying that immigration can make the United States “dirtier” and contribute to poverty. “We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided,” he said in part. Hollywood director Judd Apatow joined in on the pile on, using his Twitter to target Subaru and Pfizer over their advertising on his show. Hey @subaru_usa – why would you continue to advertise on @TuckerCarlson’s show when he spews so much racism and hate? How does that reflect the values of your company? There must be other shows you can advertise on which are not destructive to our country. — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 15, 2018 Hey @pfizer – what does it say about your company and your moral positions if you advertise on @tuckercarlson’s show? He and @FoxNews