Amazon is the worst of tech companies empowering SPLC, report says. @Amazon give SPLC “broad policing power over the Amazon Smile charitable program, while claiming to remain unbiased.”— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) June 7, 2018
“We remove organizations that the SPLC deems as ineligible.” https://t.co/uckjpP5p6v
...Amazon grants the SPLC that power “because we don’t want to be biased whatsoever,” said the spokeswoman, who could not say whether Amazon considers the SPLC to be unbiased.
The Smile program allows customers to identify a charity to receive 0.5 percent of the proceeds from their purchases on Amazon. Customers have given more than $8 million to charities through the program since 2013, according to Amazon.
Only one participant in the program, the SPLC, gets to determine which other groups are allowed to join it.
Christian legal groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom — which recently successfully represented a Christian baker at the Supreme Court — are barred from the Amazon Smile program, while openly anti-Semitic groups remain, TheDCNF found in May.
One month later, the anti-Semitic groups — but not the Alliance Defending Freedom — are still able to participate in the program....
When the SPLC decided to attack @PragerU, the leftist group "couldn't really come up with any evidence about how dangerous we are, but concluded that we're dangerous. The truth doesn't matter to them." https://t.co/D3Ye3oAITx @PJMedia_com #Trending— Tyler O'Neil (@Tyler2ONeil) June 8, 2018