Unacceptable usage

Fortune magazine published a list of all the companies who say hate groups can’t use their services anymore:

  • GoDaddy,
  • Google,
  • Apple,
  • Cloudflare,
  • Airbnb,
  • PayPal,
  • Discover Financial Services,
  • Visa,
  • Spotify,
  • Discord, and
  • GoFundMe.

Digital Ocean aren’t listed in the article but they’ve also cut off the oxygen to hate groups that were using their platform.

There’s another company that I wish were on that list: Shopify. They provide Breitbart with its online store. That’s despite clause three of their Acceptable Usage Policy:

Hateful Content: You may not offer goods or services, or post or upload Materials, that condone or promote violence against people based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition or veteran status.

The flimsy free speech defence looks even more spineless in light of the actions of other companies.

I’m incredibly disappointed in Shopify. I’m starting to have misgivings about appearing at events or on podcasts sponsored by Shopify—being two degrees of separation away from the hatefulness of Breitfart doesn’t sit well with me.

I sincerely hope that Shopify will change their stance, enforce their own terms of service, and dropify hate speech.

Have you published a response to this? :

Responses

Kim Johannesen

@vadskaer Her er endnu en god grund til at vælge Shoporama fremfor Shopify :) Brug det bare i jeres marketing, jeg skal ikke betales for det guld 😂

Rogier

He did remove the medium post though, so maybe something’s coming?

# Posted by Rogier on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 11:28am

fantastic ms.

they reached out to me once for hiring and when I pointed out mistreatment of women and supporting Nazis they fully acknowledged it + didn’t seem to care. it cascades all the way down. my integrity and values would explode if my employer supported white supremacy.

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