Simon & Schuster
Corprate Bias Ratings
Simon & Schuster canceled a book deal with U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) over his comments surrounding the 2020 presidential election. The company does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination but does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It has not used its reputation or corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Simon & Schuster receives a High Risk rating. Note: Penguin Random House (parent company, Bertelsmann) made an offer to buy Simon & Schuster in late 2020. The sale from its current parent company, Paramount Global, was blocked by the Justice Department in a antitrust lawsuit. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is now trying to buy Simon & Schuster.
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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Simon & Schuster does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company donates to various organizations, primarily those supporting literacy and the arts (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Simon & Schuster does not use its corporate image to involve itself in politics (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Simon & Schuster does not use corporate funds to advance leftist ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
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September 14, 2023
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