Jun 28, 2020

Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech

Starbucks has announced it will suspend advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech. The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms. A Starbucks spokesperson also told BBC News that the social media "Pause" will not include YouTube, owned by Google. The announcement came after Coca-Cola called for "Greater accountability" from social media firms. Coca Cola said it would pause advertising on all social media platforms globally, while Unilever, owner of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said it would halt Twitter, Facebook and Instagram advertising in the US "At least" through 2020.

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