]Amazon: Stop advertising on Breitbart
Tell Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos:
‚ÄúStop funding white supremacy and misogyny. Stop advertising on Breitbart
or any platform that promotes hate.‚ÄĚ
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]Amazon: Don't fund hate
CREDO members recently helped force Bill O‚ÄôReilly, Fox News‚Äô flagship
racist and misogynist, off the air. Now we need to turn our attention to
Breitbart, the white supremacist, misogynistic, fake news media outlet
formerly run by Steve Bannon that helped fuel Donald Trump's rise to
After months of pressure from progressive activists, more than 1,000
advertisers have abandoned Breitbart over its racist, sexist, anti-Semitic
and xenophobic reporting.^1 But one company stands out for continuing to
fund Breitbart‚Äôs hate: Amazon.
Our friends at UltraViolet, SumOfUs and MoveOn ‚ÄĒ along with the social
media campaign Sleeping Giants ‚ÄĒ have been pushing on Amazon executives
for months, but they have so far refused to pull their ads. Can you help
ramp up the pressure today?
]Tell Amazon: Stop funding Breitbart‚Äôs hate. Click here to sign the
Amazon won‚Äôt accept discriminatory ads on its own site.^2 There is no
reason for it to advertise on a site that is literally the breeding ground
for some of the most toxic hate in the country.
The outrage against Amazon funding Breitbart‚Äôs hate is growing inside the
company. More than 550 employees have signed a petition demanding that
executives stop advertising on Breitbart.^3 According to an email sent to
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn, an
employee asked Blackburn, "What is it going to take for us to stop
advertising on Breitbart News?" at a March company-wide meeting.^4
Blackburn shifted the blame from Amazon to the third-party ad exchanges
through which it buys its ads, but that seems a weak excuse given the
enormous number of advertisers who have successfully cut their ties with
Amazon's ads on Breitbart are not the only troubling part of its track
record when it comes to Trump‚Äôs dangerous agenda. In December, Bezos was
part of a meeting between tech CEOs and Trump that helped normalize and
legitimize Trump and his extremism. Bezos called the meeting ‚Äúvery
productive.‚ÄĚ^6 That same month, CREDO partnered with our friends at Muslim
Advocates, Color Of Change, MPower Change, Courage Campaign, Democracy for
America and more than a dozen other progressive and civil rights groups to
demand that tech companies refuse to help build Trump‚Äôs Muslim registry.
While Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, IBM and Microsoft all pledged not
to enable Trump‚Äôs xenophobic hate, Amazon failed to join them.^7
Amazon‚Äôs leaders have a choice: They can get their ads off Breitbart and
make sure they never appear on other sites that promote racism, xenophobia
and misogyny, or they can keep funding hate. Can you add your voice to
demand they do the right thing?
Tell Amazon: Stop funding Breitbart‚Äôs hate. Click the link below to sign
Thanks for everything you do,
Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager
]CREDO Action from Working Assets
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¬†1.¬†Tom Embury-Dennis, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13812
]Breitbart 'loses advertising deals' with more
than 1,000 companies," Feb. 16, 2017.
¬†2.¬†Amazon, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13766
]Creative acceptance policy," accessed April 20, 2017.
¬†3.¬†Lauren C. Williams, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13767
]Amazon employees pressure CEO to kill
Breitbart ads," ThinkProgress, April 14, 2017.
¬†4.¬†Charlie Warzel, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13768
]Over 550 Amazon employees are pressuring
leadership to cut advertising ties with Breitbart," Buzzfeed, April
¬†6.¬†David Streitfeld, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13769
]‚ÄėI‚Äôm here to help,‚Äô Trump tells tech executives
at meeting," The New York Times, Dec. 14, 2016.
¬†7.¬†Sarah A. Harvard, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13770
]These 3 major Silicon Valley tech companies
haven't condemned Trump's Muslim registry proposal," Mic, Jan. 18,