An Amazon Fulfillment Center in Dupont, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)
A campaign to boycott Amazon is picking up steam in Saudi Arabia on Twitter among people unhappy with The Washington Post’s coverage of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The connection between the two is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. He owns The Washington Post independently from the Seattle e-commerce giant. On Sunday, #boycottamazon become the top trending hashtag on Twitter in Saudi Arabia, according to Bloomberg.
Twitter users in the country have been tweeting screenshots that show them deleting their accounts with Amazon.com, using the boycott hashtag. They say The Post’s coverage of their country is unfair. Participants are also targeting Souq.com, a local subsidiary of Amazon.
I’m customer with @amazon since 2011
Don’t use the political with commerce investment
We think it is the time to #BoycottAmazon & @SouqKSA @souq #Saudi_Arabia #مقاطعة_امازون_وسوق_دوت_كوم pic.twitter.com/41pKLeZQgH
— 7amad (@Hamad_Almunif) November 5, 2018
#BoycottAmazon We will boycott and fight anyone that harms the country and our leader Mohammed bin Salman 🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦
— هادي العمري . (@makki6) November 5, 2018
Khashoggi was a columnist for The Washington Post who was …read more