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

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

A Starbucks store sign is shown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Valparaiso, Chile April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

29 Jun 2020 01:10AM

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

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The company will "have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech," the statement https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2020/creating-welcoming-and-inclusive-online-communities said.

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A CNBC report https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/28/starbucks-latest-company-to-pause-ads-across-social-media-platforms.html on Sunday added that this social media pause by Starbucks will not include YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc's Google. It wilRead More – Source