The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and the movement to stop Amazon’s Ring about Ring Nation, Amazon’s unbelievably dystopian new show. Sen. Markey told The Hollywood Reporter: “Let’s be clear, this is no America’s Funniest Home Videos — Amazon appears to be producing an outright advertisement for its own Ring products and masking it as entertainment.” adding, “The Ring platform has too often made over-policing and over-surveillance a real and pressing problem for America’s neighborhoods, and attempts to normalize these problems are no laughing matter. Amazon must focus instead on making strong safety and accountability commitments to Ring users and ensure that neighbors aren’t robbed of their privacy and civil liberties.”
MediaJustice Campaign Strategies Director Myaisha Hayes joined the conversation to share demands from Cancel Ring Nation, organizations united to stop Amazon’s latest attempt to normalize its racist surveillance empire.
“Ring Nation is the latest attempt to rebrand, normalize, and profit off of the extensive surveillance of Black, brown and other marginalized communities, disproportionately impacted by police violence.”– Myaisha Hayes, via the Hollywood Reporter