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Amazon is clapping back at politicians on Twitter

Amazon is clapping back at politicians on Twitter

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  • Two thirds of Americans live inside the Amazon universe in some way -- and are happy there. A Congressional district represents, on average, 711k. It is unreasonable for a company with that level of interaction with US citizenry not to push back when its reputation and HR policies are being challenged

    Two thirds of Americans live inside the Amazon universe in some way -- and are happy there. A Congressional district represents, on average, 711k. It is unreasonable for a company with that level of interaction with US citizenry not to push back when its reputation and HR policies are being challenged by politicians looking to score political points. We're definitely going to see more of it but I think companies will be judicious. Flaunting power could create a backlash. 

  • File this in "when Tech Bros act like authoritarian strongmen". Clapping back here is basically just Amazon crying fake news and trying to deflect criticism by dragging the competence of people like AOC in the court of public opinion.

    That Tech Bros, billionaires and authoritarians share so many similarities

    File this in "when Tech Bros act like authoritarian strongmen". Clapping back here is basically just Amazon crying fake news and trying to deflect criticism by dragging the competence of people like AOC in the court of public opinion.

    That Tech Bros, billionaires and authoritarians share so many similarities and typically have such mutual respect for one another is of course not surprising. It's backed by years of academic evidence.

  • I’m just surprised The Washington Post used the phrase “clapping back.” Thank you Black Twitter and Ja Rule.

  • Corporate PR departments are no joke when it comes to messaging. Being more relatable and conversational when it comes to brand image is an easy win and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more crafting and correcting social media conversations as they organically happen. It’s a smart move.

  • This is small, but Amazon moved to a 15 dollar minimum wage for the company when seattle made 15 dollars the legal minimum wage for the city. Amazon doesn't require their contractors to pay 15 or offer benefits, so even here in seattle I meet people writing code for Amazon for 15 an hour without benefits. Wiley.