In a press conference today, outside Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston MA, Ina and David Steiner stated that they were sending a message to corporate America that it’s not ok to weaponise a corporations security team in an attempt to stifle someone’s right to free speech. Pictured above at the press conference, alongside their lawyer Rosemary Scapicchio, the Steiners reminded everyone that free speech in America is of course protected under the First Amendment.
The lawsuit, that had just been filed, names eBay, Devin Wenig, then Chief Executive Officer of eBay, and Defendant Steven Wymer, then Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of eBay and about a dozen others as defendants for orchestrating a systemetic campaign to silence them and shut down Ina and David’s Ecommercebytes blog.
Ina and David have been blogging for over twenty years and reported on eBay and other ecommerce platforms. Under the Wenig tenure at eBay they weren’t particularly complimentary. That is their right and plenty of their readers, sellers and ex-sellers on eBay, largely agreed with their coverage. That didn’t give eBay’s top executives the right to lose their rag and issue a call to their security team to “burn them to the ground”.
All this happened two years ago, just before Wenig abruptly left eBay with little explanation until the extent of the vicious campaign against the Stiener was made public.
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