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Aug 15 7 tweets 6 min read
Today's Daily Mail advertisers include @SkyUK @VodafoneGroup ( @VodafoneUK ) @BootsUK @Asda @_SofaSofa @ImagineCruising @ROLCruiseLtd & @Screwfix Daily Mail headline article asking "What's the differen Following the appalling violent attack on author Salman Rushdie, today's Daily Mail asks "What's the difference between an Islamist fundamentalist and a trans rights extremist?", suggesting that "Where crushing free speech is concerned, they are very much on the same page" Daily Mail headline article asking "What's the differen
Apr 10 13 tweets 6 min read
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
Apr 9 8 tweets 9 min read
Today's Daily Mail advertisers include @CoopUK @Google @MarksandSpencer @Morrisons @LidlUK @TheAA_UK @abrdnInv_UK @ImagineCruising @FredOlsenCruise & @SkiptonBS The Daily Mail does not speak for Britain - pass it on...
Dec 23, 2021 9 tweets 7 min read
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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Sep 25, 2021 17 tweets 6 min read
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
Jul 20, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
@Axelisys @coopuk .@CoopUK have been among the most prolific funders of toxic media that we've seen, despite the overwhelming vote for Responsible Advertising at the 2018 AGM. Coop claim to want to be "anti-racist in all we do" but their advertising tells a different story. blog.coop.co.uk/2020/09/24/our… @Axelisys @coopuk Our volunteers haven't reported any Coop ads on GB News this week, but based on their public statements we expect @CoopUK to be advertising again on GB News soon, notwithstanding this issue: newsweek.com/trump-russia-j…
Jul 18, 2021 13 tweets 9 min read
If you're a @Discovery customer, staff member or shareholder, you may be surprised to learn that they are a major investor in GB News #DontFundGBNews deadline.com/2020/09/gb-new… So @Discovery talk about "bringing the world a little closer together" & say that "We stand for equity, inclusion, and mutual respect". How do they square this with investing in a TV channel accused of "opening the gates of hell" on transphobia? pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/23/ind… Image
Jul 13, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Share if you agree that now would be a good time for the Society of Editors to finally sort out their position on UK media racism... theguardian.com/media/2021/mar… "I have lost confidence in the Society of Editors ever delivering such a statement" theguardian.com/media/2021/mar…
Jul 13, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
If to be "woke" is to be anti-racist, what does it mean to launch an "anti woke" TV channel? joe.co.uk/news/brands-pu… #DontFundGBNews Within days of launching, GB News commentators were attacking the England football team for taking the knee, and making dangerous claims about COVID19 edition.cnn.com/2021/06/12/med… #DontFundGBNews
Jul 12, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
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
Jun 14, 2021 11 tweets 8 min read
This week's GB News advertisers include @OctopusEnergy @OVOEnergy @VodafoneUK and @CoopUK - more background here: stopfundinghate.info/2021/06/14/gb-… #WokeWatch #DontFundGBNews "GB News: New TV channel launches with technical problems, Covid conspiracies and Nigel Farage" independent.co.uk/news/media/gb-…
Jun 12, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
If to be ‘woke’ is to be anti-racist, then by branding themselves an ‘anti-woke’ TV channel, GB News seem to be making their intentions quite clear... #DontFundGBNews theguardian.com/media/2021/jun… Great explainer here on the origins of the word "woke": antiracismdaily.com/archives/learn…
Jun 10, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
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…
Jun 8, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
If you've wondered why the UK news industry has such a problem with institutional racism, it's worth remembering that the industry's Editors Code guidelines have a whole section spelling out that comparing African migrants to "cockroaches" is acceptable: editorscode.org.uk/downloads/code… The UK news industry has specifically gone out of its way to ensure that articles which are "discriminatory against gay people in general, autistic people in general or transgender people in general" are permitted under its "Editors' Code": ipso.co.uk/news-press-rel…
Jun 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Have some British media outlets become "no go areas" for responsible journalism? If you're concerned about thIs inflammatory & divisive article there's something you can do:

1. Go to the article and take a screenshot showing the advertiser: dailymail.co.uk/femail/article…

2. Tweet the screenshot to the advertiser encouraging them to pull their ads from Mail Online Image
May 16, 2021 26 tweets 12 min read
#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…
Mar 8, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
The Society of Editors has put out a statement denying that the UK press is racist... societyofeditors.org/soe_news/uk-me… Earlier, from the Society of Editors... societyofeditors.org/soe_news/paul-…
Mar 8, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Did you know that the "anti-woke" media narrative is regularly promoted by the Russian Government's notorious international propaganda channel RT? It's perhaps worth reflecting on why they might be so keen to push this... More examples of the Russian Government's international channel RT pushing the "anti woke" narrative:
Mar 7, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Supporters of GB News keep claiming that it will be Britain's first "anti woke" channel - but actually RT (run by the Russian government but broadcasting on Freeview in the UK) have been pushing out this kind of messaging for quite a while now... Image The Russian Government's international propaganda channel RT certainly do seem keen on this "anti woke" theme... Image
Mar 6, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
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
Mar 6, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
In his acclaimed book "Flat Earth News", Nick Davies published a shocking account of the scale of institutional racism at the Daily Mail: books.google.co.uk/books?id=U2E79… Davies noted: "I have never come across a reporter from the Daily Mail who did not have some similar story, of black people being excluded from the paper because of their colour"
books.google.co.uk/books?id=U2E79…