Condemnations of the Corruption of Amazon
The multi-billion dollar multinational corporation Amazon has become notable for its deep-seated corruption. It does not pay its fair share in taxes, and it is part of the globalism lobby and Big Tech.
As such, several political figures and commentators have criticized the company. Besides President Donald Trump and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the "Amazon Washington Post" itself interestingly ran an article accusing Amazon of failing to pay the federal income tax. President Trump's economic adviser Peter Navarro commented on Fox News that, "Amazon is one of the great enablers of counterfeiting and won't accept its responsibilities." David French, a neoconservative and Never Trumper, mildly criticized Amazon's banning of Ryan Anderson's book critiquing transgenderism as "absurd and unacceptable" if it wasn't "a mistake." This itself drew criticism from more anti-establishment conservatives for French's hypocrisy and previous refusal to condemn the censorship of anti-establishment right-wing MAGA supporters. Andrew Klavan of The Daily Wire, after criticizing French's common neoconservative response that private companies should be able to do whatever they please free of consequence in the name of capitalism, tweeted: "Amazon sells between 50-90% of the books in this country. Jeff Bezos has more money than 2/3s of governments on earth. We’re not talking about a bookstore. You’ve got to address the threats of this century not the 18th."
In 2021, Parler, a free speech-oriented social media platform, filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon, for violating the First Amendment and antitrust laws after AWS engaged in anti-competitive action against Parler by deplatforming the website.