If you have Dove soap or Axe deodorant in your bathroom, Lipton tea or Breyers in your kitchen, you’re buying Unilever products. The huge British-Dutch multinational made $60 billion last year and is known for its leftist politics. But Unilever may have gone beyond virtue signaling to election interference.
Unilever is one of the biggest foreign companies to join the Facebook boycott by leftist pressure groups.
The boycott’s goal is to suppress conservative speech on social media, especially by President Trump, before a presidential election, by convincing advertisers to withhold ads from Facebook until it complies. While Facebook already censors conservatives, it isn’t enough to satisfy the radicals running the boycott.
Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, one of the leaders of the boycott made that clear in an editorial titled, “Will Zuckerberg dump Trump, or continue to serve him?”
“Facebook also loves its advertisers, and they are increasingly joining the boycott,” he boasted. “So who will Zuckerberg choose?”
In an interview with the New York Times, Robinson emphasized that this was about the election.
“Honestly, there is an election and I need to get them to enforce the policies on the books