Microsoft Joins Growing Facebook, Instagram Ad Boycott

Microsoft Joins growing Facebook, Instagram Ad boycott over concerns about inappropriate content. Microsoft, however, has not announced its participation in the broader advertisement boycott campaign joined by over 100 brands.

Microsoft Joins Ad boycott, which spent more than $115 million on Facebook ads last year is reportedly pausing advertising on both Facebook and Instagram. According to a report in Axios on Tuesday, the Windows maker is concerned about ads running alongside “inappropriate content” such as hate speech and pornography.

The software giant, however, has not announced its participation in the broader ad boycott campaign joined by over 100 brands. Microsoft had suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May.

“Microsoft is concerned about where its ads are shown, not Facebook’s policies. But the move still means yet another big advertiser is not spending on Facebook right now,” said the report citing internal Microsoft posts. Microsoft was yet to make the move official.

“Based on concerns we had back in May we suspended all media spending on Facebook/Instagram in the US and we’ve subsequently suspended all spending on Facebook/Instagram worldwide,” Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela reportedly said in an internal post on enterprise social network Yammer.

“The timeline on resuming our media spending is dependent on the positive actions they take, but I expect our pause will continue through August,” Capossela added. Microsoft earlier paused spending on Google’s YouTube over similar concerns.


Microsoft India will set up its grounds in Uttar Pradesh, giving a significant lift to the state’s endeavors to get speculations. This will guarantee work to around 4,000 people in the state.

An understanding through a virtual conversation has been reached between Microsoft India overseeing chief, Rajiv Kumar, and UP MSME serve Sidharth Nath Singh.

The Microsoft group will before long make a site visit. As indicated by the clergyman, “The legislature had prior said that it will make it easier for speculators ready to gain land inside 1 km separation on each side of the public’s interstates.

The organization has said that they need to move their North India grounds to More prominent Noida. The subsequent stage will be a site review by the group both in More prominent Noida and along the Yamuna Turnpike and this will be trailed by their proposition which the state government will look at.”

The product major presently has two grounds, with limits of 5,000 and 2,000 each, in its central station in Hyderabad and in Bengaluru. Uttar Pradesh, in the interim, plans to build up a hardware producing park close to the Jewar Universal Air terminal.

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