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When Boycotts Work: Breitbart, YouTube in Tailspin Over Hate Speech

The Sleeping Giants boycott against Breitbart has pushed hundreds of advertisers to flee with no end in sight. Now, YouTube is also under…

General Mills Steps in Hornet’s Nest with Seed Giveaway

General Mills and its Cheerios brand wanted to give away wildflower seeds to protect bee populations, but some on the web are calling…

Signs Of Bust Behind Ivanka Sales Boom?

The Ivanka fashion brand is reveling in favorable reports after taking a hit attributed to a consumer boycott, but the joy may be…

Upworthy and YouTube Share Secrets For Telling Social Change Stories

So, how do you talk about a polarizing issue? How do you convince someone that the environment should be protected? That racial justice…

3p Weekend: 13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

The early days of the Donald Trump administration were certainly not boring. But amidst the cries that the sky is falling, the discerning…

Do Boycotts Work? Why Kellogg Could Get The Last Laugh Over Breitbart News

Breitbart News is claiming credit for a successful boycott against Kellogg, but now it must explain why it's cheering over the loss of…

Facebook Improves Transparency, But Groups Say More Work to Do

Facebook will allow a media watchdog to review its ad metrics in an effort to show accountability to its advertisers. Meanwhile, some conservative…

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Scientists Seek a ‘Vaccine’ For Climate Denial

Can you inoculate someone against misinformation? A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge think they may have cracked the code.

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban." Of…

What We Lose if We Silence Science

Earlier this week, the Trump administration instructed employees at certain federal agencies to stop communicating with the public. It's not unusual for a…

Remake: Making Fast Fashion Uncool

By humanizing the women who make our clothes, Remake is looking to mobilize consumers to move beyond boycotts and vote with their wallets.

The Dangers Of A Fake News Economy

The recent presidential election cemented the rise of fake news. While votes can swing on emotional appeal and wishful thinking, industrial growth and…

Is Twitter’s ‘Progress’ on Trolling Too Late?

Twitter says it's making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail…

Encouraging All to Vote, Patagonia Closes Its Doors for Election Day

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general…