Corprate Bias Ratings
T-Mobile vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company publicly stated it would fire employees who refused the COVID vaccine and pulled its advertising from Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News following comments Carlson made regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd. T-Mobile covers abortion-related travel costs for its employees and pledged $25 million to BLM and related causes. The company is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and regularly uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ causes and organizations. However, T-Mobile has not use its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, T-Mobile 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.
T-Mobile, along with other major telecommunications companies, cut off the Trump campaign’s texting service for five days in the 2020 election cycle. The company claimed that the cessation of service was a third-party decision to combat spam, but the Trump campaign thought the decision might be politically motivated (1). T-Mobile sent a company-wide stating that any employees not vaccinated for COVID-19 would be fired (2). T-Mobile is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (3)(4)(5). T-Mobile received a score of 100 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (6)(7). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies.
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.
T-Mobile has endorsed the Equality Act and opposed state-level measures to protect women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). It is also a strong promoter of LGBTQ Pride Month and created an “external diversity and inclusion council” staffed by well-known progressive activists, including the defamed president of the Human Rights Campaign (3)(4). The company opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to children in K-3rd grade (5). T-Mobile celebrates Pride Month through its “Proud to Be” project (6). T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
T-Mobile covers abortion-related travel costs for employees (1). The company is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (2)(3)(4). T-Mobile pledged $25 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related organizations, including the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the National Urban League (5)(6). T-Mobile has given over a million dollars to the HRC, is a bronze partner of the HRC, and funds the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (7)(8). The company also funded a Boise-area Pride Month event, which featured drag shows with children as young as 11 years old (9). T-Mobile is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (10). In 2020, T-Mobile pulled its advertising from Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News following comments Carlson made regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd. Carlson suggested that the protests were “definitely not about black lives” and described them as “riots” (11)(12)(13)(14).
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