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Tech Companies Facing Pressure To Remove NRATV From Streaming Services

A number of other companies have already cut ties with the NRA following social media campaigns.
Posted at 12:16 PM, Feb 24, 2018

Amazon and other tech companies are facing pressure to pull the National Rifle Association's NRATV from their streaming platforms.

On Thursday, a number of celebrities began tweeting the hashtag #StopNRAmazon. And on Friday a petition was launched to ask Amazon to stop distributing NRATV.

The NRA says its programing is meant to provide "comprehensive coverage" of firearm-related issues. A 2017 Media Matters analysis found NRAtv often strays to "far-right" talking points unrelated to guns.

Other streaming platforms like Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku currently offer NRATV for download, and they're facing similar pressure to take it down.

A number of other companies are already cutting ties with the NRA after the hashtag #BoycottNRA gained support on Twitter.