Breitbart

Tell Amazon to Say No to Breitbart

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Your DGB for today is to tell Amazon to stop advertising on Breitbart. According to the Sierra Club, over 2,000 companies have stopped buying ads on the hateful fake news site. It’s time for Amazon, the largest retailer, to take a stand.

We won’t tell you to read any of the bigoted and misogynistic articles on Breitbart, but just the titles of some of the “greatest hits” should give you a sense: “Suck It Up Buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour Returns to Colleges in September,” and “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech: They Just Suck at Interviews.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breitbart-headlines_us_5829ba13e4b060adb56f1bdb

You can click on the link below to send a message to Amazon through the Sierra Club.

https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0082331&id=7010Z000001umrUQAQ&ddi=N17FSAFB19&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=emacq&utm_content=ambr_v1

We don’t want to have to boycott Amazon. We’re not naming names, but at least one DGB staffer’s neighbors will report her for dead if Amazon boxes stop arriving on her stoop. So, let’s ask nicely first, and see what happens.

 

Sleeping Giants

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Your DGB for today is to follow Sleeping Giants.

Dedicated to drying up ad dollars for regressive websites, Sleeping Giants has a Facebook page and Twitter account, both of which mobilize crowds to act as reporters, letting companies know when their ads are appearing on problematic sites.

 

https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/

https://twitter.com/slpng_giants

 

They’re currently going hard for Breitbart, which we at DGB love. Presently, over 225 advertisers have pulled their ads from Steve Bannon’s pet project. But Sleeping Giants also goes after lesser known sites spewing hate. Without private sponsorship, we think they have a real chance of tanking many of these sites altogether.

An important thing to remember is that many smaller companies are unaware their ads are running on racist, sexist, xenophobic media sites, but they are able to block their ads once they realize it. For this reason, SG has had a lot of luck using an initial polite approach. Other companies have been made aware and still have not pulled their ads, which we will be tackling in future Grabs.