Ausdroid has been a strong supporter of social causes for a long time. We have upset some readers in the past with our social conscience and while we miss those readers we do not apologise for having a strong moral compass.
Facebook has received a lot of flack in recent times (and rightly so) over their inaction on hate speech (among other things) culminating in a campaign to force them to have some form of moral compass themselves. They have for too long hid behind their “freedom of speech” line and allowed Facebook feeds to become the wild west of hate group, allowing such content to spread unchecked and unfiltered.
The #StopHateforProfit campaign already has over 160 companies making some form of stand against Facebook’s inaction against hate speech, especially in their advertisements. The campaign is also focused on fake news that is often spread unadulterated around Facebook leading many people to believe — especially Karen.
Today Ausdroid is joining the #StopHateforProfit campaign and is suspending all of its Facebook and Instagram accounts. We stand for what is right, what is fact and against all that is not.
If you don’t live for something, You’ll die for nothing. Live for This: Hatebreed
Effective immediately we will no longer have a presence on Facebook, Messenger or Instagram. We have suspended all our activity there in a show of solidarity with others also making the stand against Facebook’s policies. We have left it open for a return should Facebook decide to do what is right and what is moral.
We hope you support us in our stance and we encourage you to leave your views below. We will continue to monitor our Twitter page so feel free to comment on there as well.