The ammunition subscription startup AmmoSquared announced Thursday that it will “no longer post or provide customer support through” the platforms “Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube”.
The company says that this was not only the smart move from a “business” perspective, but that “it was also a moral decision,” due to the fact that tech giants profit from user engagement, including that of companies that post content to their platforms.
I am an investor in AmmoSquared. I am also a person who is familiar with Big Tech’s hostility to free speech, especially things like firearm freedoms. To see this kind of leadership from AmmoSquared makes me extremely proud.
Here is AmmoSquared’s statement which they posted at the end of their May 13 update.
Lastly, on a completely different topic, we have decided to discontinue our use of the “Big 4” social media platforms. We have pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube but will no longer post or provide customer support through those platforms.
This was primarily a business decision: we don’t have the resources to keep posting content for a questionable return – or under constant threat of deletion. However, it was also a moral decision because we can’t, in good faith, support companies that engage in politically motivated censorship.
The reality for a 2A company is that these platforms can delete our business profile in the blink of an eye without so much as a warning – so why should we play their game and invest in building up a community and content on their platforms? So we won’t.
So in the mean time we’ll utilize email and blog posts more often and look for other freedom loving platforms to support in the future. Or maybe we’ll just build our own. 😉
Outsmart Big Brother has reached out to AmmoSquared for more information on where they plan to go from here.