The board of directors at tech giant Amazon encouraged their investors to oppose a proposal that would have ended the company’s practice of political discrimination against certain brands, websites, and individuals, as reported by the Daily Caller.
The proposal came from the Free Enterprise Project (FEP), which aimed for Amazon to specifically end its censorship of certain organizations by its charity branch, AmazonSmile. The proposal pointed out that Amazon’s standards for who to discriminate against relied almost entirely on the far-left hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Through AmazonSmile, customers can donate a small percentage of their overall purchases to various charitable organizations. However, the SPLC has had several charities banned from being able to receive such contributions. The SPLC has previously celebrated this practice of blatant censorship, falsely claiming that all the banned organizations were “racist and white nationalist.”
The board of directors ultimately rejected the FEP’s proposal, maintaining that “diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our continued success and critical components of our culture.”