Why we are boycotting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Latest news, News, views and insights

Why we are boycotting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Latest news, News, views and insights

Why we are boycotting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

by Emma
11 February, 2022

Why have we stopped posting on social media?

As of today, 11th February 2022, Warwick Events is making the bold and brave move to STOP POSTING on Twitter and Meta Platforms (Facebook and Instagram). And instead of WhatsApp we encourage sending instant messages on the app Signal – it’s just like WhatsApp but it’s an independent non-profit.

We recognise that social media can do great things for small businesses, charities and champion worthy causes. However, at the moment, we do not believe Meta are taking responsibility for the hate speech, misinformation and clickbait actors that spread and divide our communities. The primary motive of these companies is to keep you on their platforms. This engagement data drives their advertising, sales and profits. So, it is not surprising that they are hardwired not to promote ‘neutral’ speech: they need to captivate you; whether that’s with real or fake stories, they don’t care!   

Fundamentally, we feel these platforms are causing more harm in society than good.

We will continue to share our event expertise; experiences; our sustainability shares and our company stories on our website and LinkedIn.

If Meta changes and becomes more responsible, making sure its platforms do no harm, then we will be delighted to reactivate our account. In the meantime, we encourage you to think about the power social media holds. And to consider the impact this is having on the young and impressionable.

Emma Wellstead, Founder and Director, Warwick Events

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