Facebook Advertising Boycotts, School Reopenings

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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Ben Margot/AP Photo

Hundreds of companies are choosing not to advertise on Facebook due to the platform’s handling of hate speech. We talk about whether it’s likely to pressure Facebook to change. We also talk with a pediatric doctor about the challenges of reopening Wisconsin’s schools this fall.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Steve Noll Guest
  • Dr. Dipesh Navsaria Guest

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