When I try to access Daily Kos, a page comes up with a big red banner "IMPORTANT NOTICE - You have requested access to an external website that is blocked by Fidelity."Many companies (including my own) use Fidelity to manage their 401(k) programs. As such, there is a wide and broad community of customers who can be called on to influence this American corporation.
The text that follows says "You should be aware that Fidelity monitors internet usage to ensure compliance with Fidelity's Equipment and Systems guidelines (link) and other policies and guidelines covering employee conduct."
Here's the crux of it: "Fidelity restricts access to sites which contain, but are not limited to sexually explicit material, webmail, instant messaging, hate speech and gambling." - DailyKos
Fidelity's decision is not justifiable under any grounds other than rank partisanship.I did.
Fidelity contact info:
Vincent Loporchio, spokesman: Vincent.Loporchio@fmr.com
Other Fidelity contact information here.
If you are a customer, let them know (politely) that you'd like them to rethink their stance on blocking this site. - DailyKos
My company uses Fidelity for our 401(k). While I do not speak for my company I speak as a customer of Fidelity with a 401(k). I abhor the fact that Fidelity blocks access to dailykos.com for its employees.
This kind of “big brother” action is what gives American corporations a bad name, and deservedly so if it restricts the free discussion of ideas that is at the heart of American innovation and success.
I would think that a leading American company like Fidelity could do better. I expect more from those with whom I entrust my retirement.