Starbucks announced Sunday it will suspend all of its advertising across social media platforms as it conducts discussions “internally, with our media partners, and with civil rights organizations” about ending the spread of hate speech.
Facebook, in particular, has taken criticism for its response to hate speech on its platform and its decision to allow President Trump to make controversial posts, such as calling protesters “thugs” and writing “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Starbucks joins Coca Cola in announcing an outright suspension on all social media advertising, while other companies have announced temporary bans on Facebook ads.
While the company is suspending its social media ads, it is not joining the #StopHateForProfit campaign bolstering the Facebook advertising boycott and offers the company a list of policy changes, according to CNBC.
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Starbucks on Sunday announced it was immediately suspending all of its advertising on “all social media platforms,” becoming the latest company to suspend social media advertising in the wake of criticism that companies aren’t doing enough to protect users from hate speech.
The suspension of social media advertising will not include Google-owned YouTube, a company spokesperson told CNBC.
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