Cutting Off Funding for Hate-Mongering Websites like Breitbart
Pagan Kennedy, writing in the New York Times, details a Twitter group that is taking aim at cutting off online advertising dollars to websites like Breitbart, which spew racist antagonisms.
As the Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) Twitter account says, “We are trying to stop racist websites by stopping their ad dollars. Many companies don’t even know it’s happening. It’s time to tell them.”
It’s not that companies like Adidas or Avis intentionally put their ads on Breitbart. Online advertising is largely an automatic process. You sign up to spread your advertising cheaply and they can go to a gazillion websites…
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