Some people have been following some the things the mega company has been involved in and they aren’t happy….
I never signed up for the service….
I don’t think I need to be paying them a monthly fee for anything I can just order straight out…..
A massive exodus of Amazon Prime subscribers is still far from our present reality. Yet there are some voices trying to turn the tide. in part due to a slew of negative press, condemnations from politicians, and very public worker strikes.
This isn’t anything new, of course. People have been aware of Amazon’s controversies for decades, from its monopolistic practices to tax avoidance, poor treatment of both white- and blue-collar workers, union-busting, environmental damage, and most recently, the year-long publicity stunt of HQ2, a bad-faith ploy to extract private data from US cities that ended with Amazon plopping its supposedly economy-boosting offices into the two most established markets on the East Coast.
And right now, journalists and writers — a small segment of the population, sure, but many of whom have sizable spheres of influence online — are much more willing to vocalize anti-Amazon sentiments. On Thanksgiving, Jia Tolentino of the New Yorker tweeted that she had canceled her Prime subscription during a week when many on Twitter encouraged their followers to do the same….