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Starbucks will suspend advertising in all social networks

One of the largest networks in the world, Starbucks suspends advertising in all social networks on the background of the boycott, announced Facebook.

"We will suspend advertising in all social networks, we are continuing internal discussions, discussions with our media partners and human rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech," - said in a statement on the website of the company.

Starbucks, founded in 1971 in Seattle, manages a network of more than 32 thousand coffee shops around the world.

Earlier, the national Association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP), the organization for the protection of civil rights, Color of Change, the human rights organization "anti-defamation League of the United States" (ADL) and other human rights activists urged the company to cease to advertise on Facebook in July, to protest due to the lack of regulation of such content. After that, the company North Face, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever announced that they would not advertise with Facebook and some other social networks.

Bloomberg reported on Saturday that due to the boycott of advertising in the social networks of the Corporation, the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg has lost about $ 7.2 billion. Zuckerberg has previously stated that the company will amend its policy and prohibit hate speech in advertising, posted on social networks.