2020-06-29

Starbucks to pause paid social media advertising to help stop hate speech

Article Edited by | Jhon N |

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Starbucks Corp will pause advertising on all social media platforms as they explore the best ways to help stop hate speech spreading, the company said Sunday in a statement.

Starbucks Corp will pause advertising on all social media platforms as it explores the best ways to help stop hate speech from spreading, the company said Sunday in a statement.

The company will "have internal discussions and to stop the spread of hate speech with media partners and civil rights organizations," the statement said here.

A CNBC report here on Sunday added that this Starbucks social media pause won't include YouTube, owned by Google's Alphabet Inc. It will continue to post unpaid promo on social media.

It also said that while Starbucks is pausing advertising, it is not joining the boycott campaign called "Stop Hate For Profit," which started earlier this month.

More than 160 companies have signed in to stop buying ads on Facebook Inc, the world's largest social media platform, including Verizon Communications and Unilever Plc.