Corprate Bias Ratings
Duolingo has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. However, it does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination. Duolingo provides employee travel benefits for abortion. Its CEO has threatened to pull its business out of its home state should it ban abortion and has spoken out against former President Trump's immigration policy. For these reasons, Duolingo receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Duolingo has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Duolingo does not have a charitable giving program at this time.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn pledged that the Pittsburgh-based company would move its headquarters if Pennsylvania’s state government were to ban abortion (1). Duolingo has also stated that it will limit the expansion of its offices to states that protect abortion access (2). In 2020, von Ahn spoke out against then-President Trump’s immigration policy and threatened to move the company’s hiring to Canada in response (3). Duolingo had also used its social media to engage in negative exchanges with Chick-fil-A over the fast food company’s founder’s opinions regarding marriage (4). Duolingo has engaged in Pride-related online advocacy (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Duolingo announced that it has expanded its medical benefits to cover employees’ abortion-related travel expenses (1).
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August 18, 2023
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