Starbucks pausing all social media ads as pressure on Facebook, Twitter grows

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Starbucks is pausing all ads on social media because it believes "more must be done to create welcoming and inclusive online communities," the company said on Sunday.

"We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online, and we stand against hate speech," Starbucks said in a statement. "We believe both business leaders and policy makers need to come together to affect real change. We will pause advertising on all social media platforms while we continue discussions internally, with our media partners and with civil rights organizations in the effort to stop the spread of hate speech."

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