Xbox, PlayStation suspend Facebook and Instagram advertising

Gaming giants Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation has suspended advertising spend on Facebook and Instagram, joining other large corporations like Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Ford in the #StopHateForProfit campaign.

“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,” Sony told GamesIndustry in a comment.

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has also suspended advertising on both social media platforms for the same reason and duration, though the move has come at the same time Microsoft has axed its Mixer streaming service, sending all users over to Facebook Gaming.

Do you support both Microsoft and Sony in their boycott of Facebook? Why or why not?

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