Shopify CEO Deletes Pro-Free Speech Comments As More Companies Are Impacted
By Tom Knighton
Shopify took a stance a while back that couldn’t have been easy for it, but it was the right thing to do. It refused to cut ties with a business which it disagreed with because people have a right to say what they wish. That business was Breitbart, which used Shopify to move merchandise related to the news website.
A lot of people wanted Shopify to cut Breitbart off, and the service didn’t. The CEO of the company defended the decision, but now is trying to erase history after his company cut off multiple gun companies from its services.
The CEO of major online retailing platform Shopify deleted a post detailing the company’s commitment to free speech this week as the company began purging gun-related retailers.
Tobias Lutke, founder and CEO of Shopify, deleted a 2017 post titled “In Support of Free Speech” and republished it with an addendum in a new post, “In Support of Free Speech (Updated).” In the new post, Lutke declared the company’s previous commitment to allowing retailers to use the platform so long as they did not violate any laws because of the brand’s dedication to the principle of …Read the Rest
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