Foreign Companies are Interfering in the 2020 US Presidential Election

Foreign Companies are Interfering in the 2020 US Presidential Election. By Daniel Greenfield.

If you have Dove soap or Axe deodorant in your bathroom, Lipton tea or Breyers in your kitchen, you’re buying Unilever products. The huge British-Dutch multinational made $60 billion last year and is known for its leftist politics. But Unilever may have gone beyond virtue signaling to election interference.

Unilever is one of the biggest foreign companies to join the Facebook boycott by leftist pressure groups.

The boycott’s goal is to suppress conservative speech on social media, especially by President Trump, before a presidential election, by convincing advertisers to withhold ads from Facebook until it complies. While Facebook already censors conservatives, it isn’t enough to satisfy the radicals running the boycott. Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, one of the leaders of the boycott made that clear in an editorial …

The #StopHateForProfit campaign promoted by Color of Change, a radical leftist group, is blatant election interference. And it’s backed by huge foreign multinationals who are interfering in our election.

Unilever’s own boycott post blatantly referenced the election, stating, “there is much more to be done, especially in the areas of divisiveness and hate speech during this polarized election period in the U.S”. …

The Body Shop, a British company, also explicitly framed its boycott around the election …

Diageo, a British liquor company whose brands include Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Seagram’s, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, and many others, announced that it would participate in the Facebook boycott …

Pernod Ricard, the French company behind Absolut, Beefeater, Glenlivet, and Jameson, … is also participating in the Facebook election interference boycott. …

Honda had announced, “American Honda is withholding its advertising on Facebook and Instagram. We choose to stand with people united against hate and racism.” …

Playstation, a Sony product, has announced its support for the #StopHateForProfit campaign. Another Japanese company, Konica Minolta, has also been listed as participating in the boycott. …

Volkswagen, founded as a Nazi state-owned project dictated by Hitler which used slave labor during the war, issued an ultimatum, “Hate speech, discriminating comments and posts containing dangerous false information must not be published uncommented and must have consequences.” …

Adidas and Puma, rival German companies founded by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, members of the Nazi Party and suppliers to the Hitler Youth, who signed their letters Heil Hitler, joined the boycott.

And so on.

The Facebook ad boycott is election interference and while it’s bad enough that major American companies like Verizon, Best Buy, Target, and Starbucks are participating in this effort to silence their political opponents, foreign companies joining the election interference boycott is unacceptable. …

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went further, boosting the boycott even before it was officially announced.

“Advertisers have tremendous leverage,” she sneered. “I would say to them, know your power.” …

A foreign oligarchy has intervened in the 2020 election. … Any Democrats, who have demanded action against foreign election interference, but block sanctions on those companies should be held accountable for their complicity in foreign election interference.

Russian interference is as nothing compared to open interference by foreign companies. But that interference is from the left, so that’s good, right? Of course many of the companies mentioned above have commercial interests in the outcome of the election, mainly related to tariffs. But they are supporting the left, you understand, so the media stays mum.