The LEGO Group have released a short statement regarding paid advertising on social media platforms including Facebook. Many companies are stopping or pausing advertising on social media as a way to force these platforms to do more to stop the spread of misinformation and hateful interactions. This is the statement provided:
We are committed to having a positive impact on children and the world they will inherit.
That includes contributing to a positive, inclusive digital environment free from hate speech, discrimination and misinformation.
We will take immediate steps to carefully review the standards we apply to advertising and engagement on global social media platforms. While we do that, we will pause all paid advertising on global social media platforms for at least 30 days.
We will not change our media investment during this period and instead, invest in other channels.
We will work to collaborate with our partners and take whatever steps are necessary to create a more trusted digital world for people today and future generations. We are confident solutions exist but urgent action is needed.
Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer