Corprate Bias Ratings
Zoom has not publicly fired employees for their beliefs or booted individuals from Zoom calls due to political/religious views. However, the company has shut down meetings of U.S.-based activists at the request of the Chinese government. It has since promised to amend its policy to protect U.S. individuals from censorship in America. The company does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination and has hosted conferences and trainings based upon ideas such as LGBTQ advocacy and systemic racism. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Zoom 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.
Zoom admitted to suspending the accounts of U.S-based activists speaking out against the Communist Party of China, doing so at the request of the Chinese government (1)(2). Zoom has since changed its policy to remove meetings based on geography, ostensibly to comply with local laws regarding content. The company says, “Zoom does not currently have the ability to remove specific participants from a meeting or block participants from a certain country from joining a meeting.” However, there are no publicly known cases of employees being fired for religious or political beliefs. Zoom has not removed individuals or canceled other meetings held on its platform due to views or beliefs.
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.
Zoom partnered with the progressive ideological group Color of Change to host a discussion on “supporting voter equity” (1). Zoom also hosted a series of conversations regarding bias and systemic racism. The company has also hosted a number of LGBTQ advocacy events for Pride Month (2). Zoom CEO Eric Yuan expressed his support for abortion rights in a full-page ad in the New York Times in 2019 (3). Zoom has opposed state laws to protect female sports (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Zoom does not use corporate funds to advance leftist ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
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August 31, 2023
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