This note from an AIM reader:
Two days ago I talked with an activist who set up a Mailchimp account just to have it shut right back down again within hours for “violating” their policies. Mailchimp was not specific.
Yesterday Jennifer S. posted a screenshot of Mailchimp stating they do not allow anti-vaccine content on their platform and disabled her account of 4 years.
Today I received a message from a vaccine educated group that everyone on Basecamp knows and their account is also suspended and they cannot access their email list.
THEREFORE, if you are using Mailchimp I recommend you drop everything you are doing and EXPORT YOUR LIST ASAP. Once Mailchimp disables the account, you cannot access your emails.
It will not be long before the pro-vaxxers catch on and start sending complaints to Mailchimp on all of our accounts. They could take out 1/2 of us in just one day very easily. EXPECT THIS TO HAPPEN and make back up plans right now, starting with getting that export onto your computer.
I suspect it is only a matter of time before Constant Contact and others follow suit.
Our response: MailChimp was started by Sheryl Sandberg’s husband who died in Mexico on a vacation from a treadmill “accident” in a hotel he wasn’t staying in.