This is sure an interesting Friday, with Reddit and Facebook and now Amazon CEOs and founders speaking about Black Lives Matter and the protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd.
“I got this email from a customer and wanted to share my response,” writes Bezos on Instagram.
He's responding to an Amazon customer who is upset the company is selling “Black Lives Matter” themed items.
“I have to disagree with you. 'Black Lives Matter' doesn't mean that other lives don't matter. Black Lives Matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system,” writes Jeff Bezos in the post.
• Founder to leave Reddit, saying resignation can be ‘act of leadership’ • Reddit promises to update content moderation policies to “explicitly address hate” within weeks Earlier today, we told you that Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian was resigning from the Reddit board, asked the company to fill his seat with a Black candidate, and said he’d […]
“I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate”
On Twitter today, Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk called for the federal breakup of Amazon.
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