Exemplar is intolerant of intolerance, including viewpoint intolerance and ideological racism. Certain social media platforms and certain technology companies are silencing voices with opposing viewpoints and are setting a dangerous, and unacceptable, precedent. This is especially dangerous for the small businesses that rely on these platforms. Exemplar created this community to provide a voice for small businesses and to stand up to this oppression.
As small business owners, our individual voices may not be heard. But collectively we can have an impact. Join Exemplar in suspending advertising and utilizing social media platforms that support censorship.
Join our community
- Create a voice for small businesses
- Commit to stop/reduce advertising with companies and platforms that promote censorship
- Support and network with other small businesses
Exemplar will track and report the total amount of advertising dollars this community has moved away from big tech platforms.
Exemplar Companies Statement on Censorship
Free speech is a founding principle of our nation. It is not partisan and is the right of every American. Given the recent unfettered and indiscriminate censorship of free speech(non-violent) by several large and powerful entities, we strongly felt the need to speak out against these actions. Free speech is not about partisanship, it is about our fundamental rights in any forum. Especially those that attempt to act as a public square. Viewpoint intolerance and ideological racism is causing platforms to silence voices of good people. That is not right. Suppression is oppression and gave rise to imbalances in society that are unhealthy and divide us. More than ever, we need all non-violent voices to be heard and not be silenced by any power be it corporate or government.
As a progressive organization, we pride ourselves on inclusiveness, tolerance and acceptance at every level, and will not support those entities that try to silence others. We have suspended our Facebook and Twitter campaigns and indefinitely paused Google and YouTube advertising. We are evaluating many of the other options available and will have a presence in the coming days.
We also invite other small business owners and entrepreneurs to help make your voice heard by committing to stop advertising and spending with those companies that are intolerant of opposing ideological views and suppressing speech. Collectively we can make a difference. Learn more and make the commitment to stop this intolerant behavior.
Every American has the right to freedom of speech. Viewpoint intolerance and ideological racism is causing companies and platforms with tremendous power to silence voices of good people. That is not right.
You have choices of platforms and social media
that do not support censorship.
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