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Toxic, interfering, fossilised foreign billionaire scrotum Rupert Murdoch’s #talkTV has hardly any viewers for its divisive culture-war crap, so Fox "News" staff have been brought in following a Snr behind-the-scenes executive quitting last week.

theguardian.com/media/2022/jun…
On Monday, the flagshit Piers Morgan Uncensored attracted just 64,000 viewers - beaten by a repeat of 1970s sitcom The Good Life on Gold. Narcissistic plum Morgan has suggested Murdoch should make a massive bid to hire Susanna Reid, who has not denied discussions had taken place. Image
Other talkTV programmes are faring far worse, with just 7,000 people watching toxic hard-right extremist sociopath Tom Newton Dunn, the former Sun political editor who in 2019 published & then unpublished a debunked far-right conspiracy theory linking Jeremy Corbyn to terrorists. Image
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Master of 'wedge issues', Lynton Crosby, has been attending Boris Johnson’s meetings in No 10.

The political strategist, whose advisory firm has represented tobacco as well as oil & gas interests, is at the heart of Johnson's political strategy.

theguardian.com/politics/2022/…
Like many senior Tories, Crosby is a master of 'Divide & Rule', & an expert in the 'Dark Arts' of voter manipulation, infamous for his 'dead cat' strategy & the promotion of toxic & deliberately divisive 'wedge issues' - evidence of which is everywhere in Britain at the moment.
A 'wedge issue' - a key component of the classic 'divide & rule' political strategy - is described as a political or social issue, often of a controversial or divisive nature, which splits apart a demographic or population group.

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Did you know the @TheGrayzoneNews story about #PaulMason is tied to the #LabourParty? Here is a thread that explores the anti-left / abusive outfit Labour have outsourced lots of former staffers work to: #ValentProjects

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The report by @KitKlarenberg displays secret communications between #PaulMason and various intelligence community wonks, in a coordinated effort to smear indy media, and 'take down the left' - Corbynites especially. Because apparently, 'anti-imperialism' is BAD. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤡

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Mixing deplatforming, "full nuclear legal" (we've had a taste of that from the #LabourParty), and various other abusive and dehumanising techniques, this 'intel contractor' was happily working with #PaulMason and others to put leftists at risk.

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A butch lesbian with a hidden disability was “toilet policed” by @marksandspencer - blocked from using the disabled bathroom, then pushed into the men’s toilet!

This is the end result of ‘gender critical’ transphobes policing spaces based on prejudice!
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/d…
It’s worth noting that ‘gender critical’ transphobes propose that trans people should use bathrooms that align with a persons sex or a 3rd space.

This butch lesbian was BLOCKED from using either of those spaces by a transphobic & ableist M&S employee.

mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/d…
As in this example, the only 3rd bathroom space available in most places is the disabled toilet - which should absolutely be reserved for actual disabled people, and NOT be used by trans people, because they’re forced into them by transphobes!
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/d…
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Fuck the Daily Mail.

A "free press" owned predominantly by non-dom or foreign billionaires, which sycophantically supports the @Conservatives because they best represent the owners' interests, isn't a free press at all - it's the #propganda wing of a brutal & failing regime. ImageImage
If the Daily Mail told the truth: Image
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Daily Mail #THREAD

Devised in 1896 by Alfred Harmsworth (Viscount Northcliffe) & his brother Harold (Viscount Rothermere), the Mail has campaigned against Unions & the Labour Party, against women & most working-class men being given the vote, & now, against environmentalists.
The Daily Mail (like the Telegraph) is a newspaper which has little to do with news - it exists to protect the interests of the billionaire class from democracy.

This #thread is adapted from this excellent article by writer & historian, @johnsimkin. 🙏

spartacus-educational.com/spartacus-blog…
The Mail is owned by Jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere. According to the Sunday Times Rich List he is estimated to be worth over £1 billion.

He has non-domicile tax status & owns his media businesses through a complex structure of offshore holdings & trusts.
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The year that #StopFundingHate launched in 2016, there were over 100 anti-migrant front pages across UK newspapers - most especially in the Sun, Daily Mail and Express. 1/
Together we've shown that when enough of us speak out, advertisers will respond - and it can make a real difference. In recent years, there's been a marked reduction in anti-migrant UK front pages. #StopFundingHate works: thedrum.com/news/2019/08/0… /2
But now the Daily Mail & other UK media have shifted towards a new target. They are repeatedly running toxic & inflammatory "clickbait" stories about trans people, and the problem is escalating. /3 pinknews.co.uk/2022/01/25/cou…
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The Daily Mail does not speak for Britain - pass it on...
Some newspapers like to claim that they represent the views of Britain, so we commissioned a poll to find out what people really think: ==> stopfundinghate.info/2017/12/18/you… & d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_upload…
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Earlier this year Stop Funding Hate was the subject of a complaint to the CIC Regulator, alleging that our work was in breach of the law and amounted to “political” activity. This allegation was wholly unfounded and we are pleased to confirm that it has not been upheld. /1
Self-evidently, #StopFundingHate’s work seeking to persuade private companies not to advertise with toxic media does not fall under the definition of “political” activity outlined in the CIC rules here: legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1788…
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Around the world, those challenging racism and campaigning for human rights are frequently subjected to false allegations of illegality & law-breaking. While it's sad to see this happening in the UK, #StopFundingHate will not be diverted by this. /3 frontlinedefenders.org/en/violation/s…
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Toxic divisive ranting anti-@BBC culture war shithouse Paul Dacre has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail’s parent company because good sense & public outcry prevented him from becoming the next chair of the media regulator, @Ofcom.

theguardian.com/media/2021/nov…
A new guide from @StopFundingHate & Ethical Consumer @EC_magazine explains how you can help make Dacre's & Murdoch's divisive hate unprofitable.

#StopFundingHate

ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalcampaig…
The Mail under Dacre has been criticised for an alleged racist attitude towards the stories it covers. Nick Davies recounts an anecdote from a former Snr news reporter who, en route to a murder scene of a woman & her two children was told to return because the victims were black.
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We got a message earlier today from the Sunday Telegraph who say that they’re running yet another story tomorrow targeting Stop Funding Hate /1
This follows an earlier Sunday Telegraph report in August, claiming that a group of MPs had written to the CIC Regulator to complain about Stop Funding Hate’s work /2 archive.is/wm9K3
We know that similar vexatious claims about Stop Funding Hate were dismissed by the CIC Regulator in 2018. /3
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GOV2 is a non-partisan group of over 4500 UK citizens organising to restore:

1. Truth

through access to information free from propaganda, party politics, bias or third party interference by combating fake news and misinformation.

2. Democracy

that has been subverted..

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..by the use of AI in election & referendum campaigns and party-political goals that have been placed above the welfare of UK citizens.

Please Join Now to help restore Truth & Democracy and follow @GOV2UK on Twitter for updates

The Plan

The erosion of Truth & Democracy..

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.. has been overseen by the Conservative and Unionist Party.

Our goal is to remove Conservative MPs from every seat in the next General Election using #TacticalVoting in favour of #ProgressiveAlliance 5+ opposition party candidates.

Stage 1: We will create a platform..

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Twitter and Facebook depend heavily on advertising revenue. If enough big advertisers speak out & take action, these platforms will face strong pressure to stop this abuse #StartSpreadingLove #StopFundingHate cnbc.com/2021/07/12/fac…
"As it is advertisers that fund these platforms, I hope we stand together to hold them to account, unafraid to speak out and demand change"
marketingweek.com/letter-racist-… #StartSpreadingLove
The more big brands speak out, the more of an impact this will have - full list of signatories here. If you work in advertising or marketing you can help by encouraging your clients to join: ==> medium.com/the-conscious-…
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In the US, hedge funds or private equity firms control half of all US daily newspapers, while in Britain, three billionaire families control nearly 70% of the national newspaper industry.

#FreeThePress
#StopFundingHate

ft.com/content/5c2207…
GB News secured £60 million in funding: £20 million came from US media company Discovery, & the rest came from Brextremist hedge fund manager Paul Marshall, & the Dubai-based private investment firm Legatum.

How very patriotic. 🇬🇧 NOT.

metro.co.uk/2021/06/16/gb-…
Legatum funds the dodgy London-based free-market disaster-capitalist think-tank 'Legatum Institute', which in 2017 formed the 'Special Trade Commission', headed by Shanker Singham, who along with Matthew Elliott left in 2018 to take his team to the IEA.

opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-…
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'The most striking thing about GB News is not how original it is, but how familiar it feels. For a supposedly “fresh approach", the only novelty lies in the fact that it’s on TV - it's a mix of tabloid sensationalism & ill-tempered phone-in radio.'

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Like Fox News, GB News is a grievance-culture amplification system: from Brexit-based resentment against the EU to "anti-wokeness” & everything in-between: hostility to immigration, racial equality movements, “cancel culture” & lockdowns. an inexhaustible source of cheap content. ImageImage
"GB News is a natural extension of the increasing popularity of a sort of conservative grievance politics, more concerned about what pictures students have on their walls than how the economy works or the outcomes of public policy." Image
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A short #THREAD on RIGHT-WING BOYCOTTS OF TV CHANNELS & other media, companies & brands in the US.

It's based on Terrence Witkowski's 'Broadening Anti-Consumption Research: A History of Right-Wing Prohibitions, Boycotts, & Resistance to Sustainability'.

journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11…
The wider article seeks to broaden the scholarship field of anti-consumption research through a historical counternarrative illustrating right-wing prohibitions, boycotts of media content, brands, and companies, and, most recently, resistance to sustainable consumption.
Manifestations of anti-consumption include boycotts & consumer resistance, brand avoidance, culture jamming & more, often motivated by concerns over environmental sustainability, consuming ethically, materialistic values, or opposition to corporations & capitalism more generally.
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Pretty much every #GBNews presenter has demonized & voiced vicious & divisive criticism of "woke" academics & Universities for sensibly considering the legacies of British colonialism & Empire & their potential role in contemporary #racism.

#StopFundingHate #BlackLivesMatter
At least three other brands have suspended advertising on the divisive populist nationalist #GBNews: Kopparberg, Grolsch & Nivea have bravely distanced themselves from the toxic free-market supporting #propaganda channel. The LAST thing we need is more US style culture war crap. Image
Andrew Neil's "anti-elite" "news" channel, puking out divisive populist nationalist tripe, is funded by LORD Farmer & LORD Spencer (both ex-Tory Party treasurers), hedge-funder SIR Paul Marshall, US BILLIONAIRE run media group Discovery, & the Dubai-based pro-free-market Legatum. Image
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Our friends @slpng_giants_fr are facing legal threats from two notoriously toxic news outlets following the massive success of their campaign to defund hateful media in France.

But you can't sue an idea - and the campaign to make hate unprofitable is now a global movement... /1
CNews & Valeurs Actuelles may not like it, but the companies we shop with care what their customers think. And the public has every right to speak out & urge brands to stop advertising with these toxic channels... /2 huffingtonpost.co.uk/richard-wilson…
While attacking our friends @slpng_giants_fr, Valeurs Actuelles also make quite an admission: "The outrageous methods used by the Sleeping Giants have met with great success"...

They're lashing out because these campaign tactics work 👏👏👏/3

valeursactuelles.com/societe/valeur… Image
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#StopFundingHate has had a *lot* of requests to help identify any companies advertising on GB News. We have a brilliant team of research volunteers ready to go, and will be sharing advertiser info under the #DontFundGBNews hashtag when the channel launches standard.co.uk/insider/gb-new…
Concerns over the threat of "Fox News style" media standards being imposed in Britain have been exacerbated by reports of a plan to install ex-Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre as chair of Ofcom: theguardian.com/media/2021/jan…
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Dear @jack and everyone else reading this. Please stop funding hate in the times of corona. @SewaUSA is a well-known peddler of hate and bigotry. #COVID19 #Covid19IndiaHelp

RT requested for rapid awareness!

See this: hindutvawatch.org/with-a-hateful… & this: aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/2/…
To better know the supporters of Sewa USA, one should look through the replies to the following tweet by @Profdilipmandal, who has had casteist and bigoted slurs hurled at him. Don't feed the hate machine, @jack.

#COVID19 #Covid19IndiaHelp #Caste
Here is an investigative report by @nehadixit123 on the involvement of 3 #RSS affiliates in trafficking of 31 tribal girls from the state of Assam in eastern India to Punjab in north & Gujarat in west. #COVID19 #Covid19IndiaHelp #StopFundingHate
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A quick update on #GBNews... A number of people have asked if we have any info on the advertisers who'll be supporting this controversial channel.... Image
The latest we've seen is that the GB News launch date has *still* not been confirmed. In the meantime #StopFundingHate has been developing a system to help track & identify as many advertisers as possible from the first day that GB News starts broadcasting... Image
We've been trialing this system with some advertiser monitoring on the Russian Government's notorious propaganda channel RT (formerly known as Russia Today, now broadcasting on UK Freeview channel 234) and it's already yielded some interesting results... theguardian.com/commentisfree/… Image
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If you want to help stop “Fox News style” TV in Britain:

*Tweet your mobile phone company using the hashtag #DontFundGBNews
*Urge them not to advertise with GB News or any "Fox News style" channel, & explain why this matters to you:
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
We'll share info about GB News advertisers as soon as we have it. In the meantime we think it's worth engaging now because ad contracts tend to be agreed a way in advance. The more brands are contacted now, the clearer it will be that Brits reject "Fox style" media standards!
The companies we shop with care what their customers think. If enough of us speak out & urge our bank, mobile phone provider and supermarket not to fund GB News, it could really make a difference stopfundinghate.info/2019/08/16/fiv… #DontFundGBNews
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Did you know that the far-right have a strategy to "separate the T" from the rest of the LGBT community & isolate trans people from their allies? splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017…
Today's Telegraph carries an article suggesting that "transgenderism" poses an existential threat to lesbians:
The Dangerous Speech project highlights the danger of presenting a minority group as a "mortal threat". With trans people already facing sustained hostility from a number of UK media outlets, today's headline from the Telegraph has raised new concerns dangerousspeech.org/faq/?faq=200
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The purpose of the report, by Nigel Boardman, is "to prepare a defence of claims for Judicial Review relating to the award of two contracts": those judicial reviews are the Public First contract and the Hanbury contract, both of which @GoodLawProject is challenging by way of JR.
Our crowdfunder for those judicial review claims - together with much of the documentation - is here.
crowdjustice.com/case/a-river-t…
First postscript, back in the day when he was a very grand partner in the blue blood law firm of Slaughter & May I worked as a legal secretary to Nigel Boardman.
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