NEWS BRIEF: Ad campaign shames billionaires and corporations for indifference to poverty

Shame on the one percent.

Concern Worldwide
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Billboard Downtown Atlanta
A marketing campaign in Atlanta is taking aim at wealthy entities that could help end poverty worldwide but have so far failed to try. A billboard erected near Centennial Park reads, “Trusted network calls out corporations and billionaires who could end extreme poverty, but haven’t.” The campaign, #UnfortunatelyFakeNews, puts emphasis on the 700 million people globally who live on less than $1.90. “Income inequality has never been more extreme and the world's richest one percent have more than twice as much wealth as the remaining 6.9 billion people in the world,” a spokeswoman said. concernusa.org