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In the same week The @australian launched a webpage to showcase their trans-hostile articles, @SatPaper reports on academic research exposing the link between Murdoch “news” platforms (including @thetimes) as recruitment vehicles for far-right hate! ⤵️
Along with evidence-based research highlighting how the Murdoch media has mobilised far-right hate against religious and ethnic minorities, the rise in articles prompting anti-transgender sentiment was also noted.
It’s interesting to note that UK anti-transgender campaigning platforms have explicitly adopted the narratives used by the alt-right - hiding behind a veneer of faux-concern and “reasonableness”, yet barely hiding transphobic bigotry and hate! 😞⤵️
For those of us in the UK aware of the insidious link between anti-trans groups use of the narrative tools of the far-right, and @thetimes Murdoch “news” journalists willingness to promote them, @DebraSm47212442’s research comes as no surprise! ⤵️
The links between far-right extremist groups and anti-transgender “feminist” lobby groups is becoming increasingly more obvious - frequently using trans-kids as an ‘easy target’ to spread transphobic bigotry and hate ⤵️
In fact, “Transgender Trend” (run by lone anti-trans obsessive Stephanie Davies-Arai) is a forerunner to “Binary Australia” blatantly anti-trans-kids propaganda packs that they’re trying to push into schools! 😕
“Transgender Trend” are notorious in trans-inclusive/ #LGBT circles as being an exclusively trans-hostile platform - Yet Times journalists paint them as “victims” and “experts”, promoting their insidious bigotry at every turn ⤵️
Links between UK anti-trans “feminists” and far-right extremists is not just happening in Australia - its been well documented elsewhere: Right-wing media and think tanks are aligning with fake feminists who dehumanize trans people ⤵️
Links were nurtured between UK “Gender Critical” anti-trans lobbyists and far-right fundamentalist Christian hate groups, by notorious trans-hostile campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshul (aka ‘Posie Parker’) when she visited Heritage Foundation last year ⤵️
As with any anti-transgender lobbyist, right-wing Murdoch paper @thetimes jumps at the opportunity to push “Posie Parker’s” hateful anti-trans propaganda.

The sheer volume of articles about/ supporting her vs trans-positive stories is notable! ⤵️
It’s clear that transphobia is endorsed at the highest levels by @thetimes, so it’s not a surprise to see trans-hostile articles published by other Murdoch media platforms around the globe! 😞⤵️
While we might not be able to change the world, we can at least call for more accountability of the press in the UK.

Please sign this petition by @Bex_Stinson calling for an inquiry into the transphobic media in the UK ⤵️
Sign this letter by @hackinginquiry Demanding that @IpsoNews Protect Targeted Groups Against Transphobia In The Press ⤵️
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