Ottawa restaurant drops Shopify due to Breitbart affiliation

Ottawa restaurant Union Local 613 says it is cutting ties with Shopify after the company refused to stop hosting Breitbart’s online store.

The e-commerce platform, which powers thousands of online stores around the world, has come under fire for its ties to the right-wing news network Breitbart. In a statement released this week, Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke said that despite the considerable backlash, the company will continue to host Breitbart’s online store because the company supports free speech.

However, the Centretown restaurant said through their Facebook page that they can’t support Shopify’s decision and severed their relationship with the Ottawa-based company until they can “better articulate” their dealings with Breitbart.