Corprate Bias Ratings
Shopify suddenly reversed its longstanding business with firearm manufacturers in 2018, banning them from using the platform for business purposes. The company pledged $1 million to BLM and related causes and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Shopify does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Shopify 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.
In 2017, Shopify refused to remove the conservative news site Breitbart from its platform, despite pressure to do so, due to CEO Tobi Lutke’s decision to protect “free speech” (1). However, the company suddenly banned most firearm manufacturers and dealers from using its platform the following year (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Shopify has engaged in some LGBTQ Pride-related advocacy on social media (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 8, 2023
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