Pinterest has banned the pro-life group Live Action from its platform and has censored Christian terminology on its site. Pinterest has previously fundraised for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and provides travel benefits for abortion. Pinterest does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. The company has publicly endorsed the Equality Act. For these reasons, Pinterest receives a "High 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.
Pinterest received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. In 2019, Pinterest permanently suspended the pro-life organization Live Action from the site due to “misinformation” (2). Similarly, a leaked document detailing Pinterest’s “Sensitive Terms List” revealed that the site censors religious terms such as “Bible verses” and “Christian Easter,” citing them as “brand unsafe” (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Pinterest has no written rule prohibiting donations to religious nonprofits (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Pinterest does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Pinterest hosted a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union for Trans Day of Visibility (1). Pinterest also did fundraising on behalf of the SPLC in 2017–2018 (2)(3). After the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Pinterest announced that it provides travel benefits for abortions (4).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Pinterest does not operate a PAC.
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March 29, 2023
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