Advertisers respond to Instagram suicide link revelations.

Advertisers and brands have been singled out by a BBC News investigation, which discovered they had been appearing alongside Instagram posts promoting suicide and self-harm.

In a statement the ISBA deplored such associations and demanded that an independent, business funded body be established to certify content appropriate for advertising.

It said: “As responsible advertisers, our members would never prefer to be related to such material and having spoken to the brands highlighted in the BBC piece, they’re keen to understand how this has happened and what they can do to prevent it.

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150 people protest at Roundhouse as police Facebook scandal fallout continues.

“Off the streets! Off the streets!”

Those words echoed off the walls of Philadelphia police headquarters on Friday afternoon as over a hundred and fifty people gathered in front of the building, popularly known as the Roundhouse, to protest alleged police Facebook posts.
Demonstrators called for the benching, if not firing, of about 330 active city cops recently accused of making racist or otherwise offensive posts.

The protest, organized by Solomon Jones, a WURD radio host who also writes opinion columns that appear in the inquirer, featured remarks from a range of community members and public officials, as well as Jones; the Rev. Greg Holston, executive director of the interfaith community group Power; recently acquitted inmate Hassan Bennett; longtime local activist Asa Khalif; and State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D., Phila.).

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