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Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Diageo Join Major Companies Pausing or Pulling Back on Facebook and Social Media Ads

The chorus of voices in unison with #StopHateForProfit swells; Facebook does damage control amidst falling shares.

Internal Strife Rages At Facebook Over Zuckerberg's Response to Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the company would leave up a post by President Trump which appeared to threaten U.S. protesters. Twitter placed the same post behind a block for "glorifying violence."

Twitter Slapped a 'Glorifying Violence' Label on a Trump Tweet That Threatened George Floyd Protesters in Minneapolis With Getting Shot

In his tweet, Trump said that the military might get involved in the protests and that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Twitter Moves to Curb COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories With Warnings, Labels

'These warnings will inform people that the information in the Tweet conflicts with public health experts' guidance before they view it,' the company says.

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Twitter is a popular microblogging social network service. The San Francisco-based company was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006.

Users are able to send and read messages -- also known as tweets -- that are up to 140 characters long. Tweets are publicly visible unless a user protects his or her account so that only approved users have access to it. Users can "follow" friends and colleagues, as well as their favorite brands, news outlets and other institutions. Twitter has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses.

A username, or user's "handle," is generally a series of letters and numbers preceded by the "@" sign. For instance, Entrepreneur magazine's Twitter handle is @EntMagazine. Tweets can be tracked in groups by using a hashtag, or the "#" sign, before the word or phrase.