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Facebook: Aviva and Intercontinental Hotels Group pause ads

Facebook: Aviva and Intercontinental Hotels Group pause ads

Technology
Two leading UK firms - the insurer Aviva and the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) - have become the latest to "pause" advertising on Facebook.They join Ford, Adidas, HP, Coca Cola, Unilever and Starbucks, which have all acted in response to how the social network deals with hate speech.The Stop Hate for Profit campaign claims that Facebook is not doing enough to remove hateful content.Facebook has said it wants to be a force for good.Ahead of the latest developments, the tech firm's UK director Steve Hatch told the BBC that "there was no profit in content that is hateful".In a statement to the BBC, Aviva said: "We regularly review which social media platforms we use and have taken this moment to pause and reassess Aviva's use of Facebook for advertisin...
Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

Aviva Premiership 2017-18: Exeter to start defence with derby clash against Gloucester

Sports
Exeter will begin the defence of their Aviva Premiership title in a west country derby against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday, September 1.The fixture launches the 2017-18 season alongside Newcastle's home clash with Worcester, which is staged on the same evening.Runners-up Wasps, who lost 23-20 to Exeter in the final two months ago, launch their quest for the crown against Sale at the Ricoh Arena on September 2.The customary Twickenham double-header returns on the Saturday when European champions Saracens face Northampton before promoted London Irish tackle Harlequins.Two old rivals complete the opening weekend's fixtures when Leicester and Bath meet at Welford Road."It doesn't matter who won the Premiership last season, the league table right now says zero points and we have got to st...