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PlayStation suspends Facebook advertising

The platform holder joins Coca-Cola, Honda, Unilever, Ford, Starbucks and Microsoft

PlayStation is the latest major organisation to temporarily stop advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

It's part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign. Facebook has drawn criticism for its rules around allowing hate content and misinformation to be visible on its platform. Whereas other social media outlets, including Twitter and Twitch, have recently started cracking down on hate speech on its platform.

PlayStation said in a statement: "In support of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, we have globally suspended our Facebook and Instagram activity, including advertising and non-paid content, until the end of July. We stand for working (and playing) together for good."

Microsoft has also reportedly stopped advertising on Facebook for the month, although it awkwardly follows news that it has partnered with the firm over its Facebook Gaming streaming platform.

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