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News article NPR News article Bloomberg Businessweek article Bloomberg View article CNBC News article Fortune article Bloomberg News article Business Insider article CNBC article BusinessWeek.com – Forbes article CNBC – Forbes.com title Fox News Advertiser Barry County advertiser says it’s banning ads from its ad platforms after allegations that they were used to target African Americans article Barry, Florida-based advertiser Barracuda Communications, Inc. announced Monday that it has suspended all of its Fox News ad platforms in response to the allegations.
“This was an incredibly difficult decision, but one that I think Barracudans are entitled to make, given that we all work together to provide quality news for our customers,” Barracuas CEO Jim Ostermeier said in a statement.
“It’s important that we continue to have a level playing field for our advertisers, and we will continue to take steps to address this issue.
Our advertisers have worked tirelessly for years to create a great online experience for our viewers, and our commitment to them is unwavering.”
The decision comes after an investigation by The Associated Press found that a Barracutas ad platform had been used to post a series of inflammatory and racially insensitive posts that were later shared by people who worked there.
The posts included derogatory comments about Black people and called for a boycott of the Barracus, and included claims that the Barrics were run by a white supremacist group.
Osterman said that his company was looking into whether any of its ad-platform partners had engaged in similar behavior.
“We do not tolerate this type of activity, and are working with the authorities to address it,” Ostermeier said.
The Barracumas posted an apology on its website Monday night.
“As we have said before, we are truly sorry for any negative impact this has had on our community and will take this issue very seriously,” the company said.
“Our community is very diverse and we value our community, our business, and all of our partners.”
Barracuzas, a media company that has been owned by Ostermaier since 2014, also announced on Monday that Barracuma will no longer host an annual fundraising dinner for Barracufas members.
Barracua has a presence in more than 30 markets around the country.
Fox News has not responded to requests for comment from the AP.
Fox has faced criticism from several African American media outlets, including The Root, which called for the network to “take a stand against this kind of behavior” in an article published earlier this month.
“Fox has long had a history of fostering and supporting the voices of our African American audiences.
It’s unfortunate that Barricuda is the latest outlet to find itself on the wrong side of history,” the Root said.