How the Capitol Riot Thrust Big American Companies Deeper Into Politics
After the U.S. Capitol riot, Twitter Inc. banned President Trump’s social-media account. Publisher Simon & Schuster canceled publication of a book by Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), who led a challenge to the Electoral College’s presidential-race results, and Airbnb Inc. said it would block people involved in the violence from booking rooms. Stripe Inc. stopped processing direct payments from Mr. Trump’s campaign website.
Companies from Marriott International Inc. to Walmart Inc. paused donations to dozens of Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying the Electoral College votes, with some others demanding refunds.
“Words alone are not enough. We are committed to action,” wrote Dow Inc. CEO Jim Fitterling in a memo telling employees that…