Social media platforms ban groups for hate speech, Wendy’s speaks out after Twitter silence, and brand managers celebrate #NationalSocialMediaDay

Also: Starbucks celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, many employers are looking at employees’ social media feeds, European companies brace for thousands of layoffs, and more.

Hello, communicators:

Starbucks celebrated both the LGBTQ+ community and their allies for Pride Month. The coffee chain recently posted a video featuring three LGBTQ+ partners giving “Pride in a box” gifts to people who have helped them in their journeys:

It takes courage to be yourself when the world is telling you to be someone else. But when someone accepts and loves you no matter what, it can make all the difference.

This year for #Pride, we're celebrating our LGBTQ+ partners (employees) and the allies who support them. 🌈

— Starbucks (@Starbucks) June 25, 2020

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Twitch temporarily banned President Donald Trump from its platform for “hateful content,” which the company says has now been removed.

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