Starbucks considering leaving Facebook over hateful comments

Coffee chain is reported to be considering leaving the platform over comments left on posts about social justice issues.

American coffee behemoth Starbucks is reported to be considering leaving Facebook due to the tone of comments left on its posts about social issues and racial justice.

Facebook employees reportedly wrote that “Starbucks is in the process of evaluating their organic presence on FB, and whether they should continue to have a presence on the platform at all.” 

The comments went on to say that Starbucks experienced overwhelmingly “negative/insensitive, hate speech-related comments” on such posts, according to a report from BuzzFeed.

Should Starbucks remove its page from the social media platform, it would be one of the largest companies to do so, but not the first.