Mailchimp to Start Censoring E-mail

“Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been on Americans’ radar because of their blatant censorship over the years. Most recently, Twitter came under fire for censoring the New York Post over their reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop that allegedly revealed he sold access to his father, former Vice President Joe Biden. But now, Mailchimp, a platform used to send mass emails to clients, supporters and even the media, are now talking about ‘fact checking’ the emails that are sent. Melissa Chen the New York editor for Spectator USA shared a screenshot of the message Mailchimp’s legal team sent her. ‘We’ve updated our language to further clarify our Rules (Section 17 of STOU), which state that Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances,’ the email stated.’ I’ve worked on numerous political campaigns–senatorial, congressional, all the way down to mayoral–that have relied on Mailchimp to send information to supporters. The reason: the first 1,000 or so subscribers are free. My guess: this is just another way for a Big Tech company to censure people, especially conservatives. It will be interesting to see what they consider ‘false, inaccurate, or misleading.’”

Beth Baumann, “An Unlikely Tech Company Now Censoring,” Townhall, Oct. 31, 2020