Since July 4, Facebook has been running an ad from a page called “White Wellbeing Australia.” On Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with social justice organizations and the release of a civil rights audit that took two years to complete, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote on her personal page that the company “stands firmly against hate.” But as Sandberg hit publish, the social network was running an ad from a white nationalist Facebook page. Since July 4, the company has been running an ad from “White Wellbeing Australia,” a two-month old Facebook page with 386 followers that has posted about a supposed “#whitegenocide” and fearmongered about the erasure of white children. “White people make up just 8% of the world’s population so if you flood all white majority countries with nonwhites you eliminate white children for ever,” White Wellbeing Australia’s Facebook ad read, accompanied by a cartoon drawing of a white woman. “There will still be a billion Africans in Africa a billion Indians in India and 2 billion Asians in Asia.” Facebook’s ad library shows that a page promoting white nationalism has been running an ad on the social network since July 4. A Facebook spokesperson was not able to immediately provide a comment on the ad. The ad comes at a particularly fraught time for Facebook, in which it has faced an external ad boycott from major corporations as well as internal employee pressure for its handling of hateful and racist content. Its executives have promised that the company is doing more to clarify and enforce its policies — particularly following a decision to leave up a post from President Donald Trump suggesting violence against protestors.

via buzzfeednews:Facebook Said It “Stands Firmly Against Hate.” It’s Currently Running An Ad From White Nationalists.