Stop Funding Misinformation: Defund Racism

Posted on July 20, 2020 in News.

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The world is crying out for justice.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, a global #BlackLivesMatter movement has erupted, demanding justice for black people across the world and calling for an end to systemic racism. Stop Funding Misinformation stands in solidarity with this movement, but this moment calls for more than words: it calls for action.

​Racist narratives can cause real-world harms: dehumanising black people and whipping up fear. Stop Funding Fake News is fighting back: we’re calling on advertisers to blacklist these 10, U.S-based, racist misinformation sites.

1. American Greatness

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American Greatness has:

  • Compared Black Lives Matter protests to antisemitic protests against Jews.
  • Claimed that corporations “falsely claim there is ‘systemic racism’ against African Americans”.

2. Moonbattery

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Moonbattery has:

  • Said that protestors are “tools of the man”, rioting “in the name of a dead criminal”.
  • Warned that Black Lives Matter university protests will lead to “rule by thugs”, adding: “Zimbabwe, here we come”.

3. American Thinker

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American Thinker has:

4. Big League Politics

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Big League Politics has:

  • Claimed Twitter’s action against “white nationalist” groups on its platform is based on “fake news”.
  • Defended Nigel Farage’s offensive comments that resulted in him being kicked off LBC on the grounds that he “told the truth about “Black Lives Matter and their terrorist agenda”.

5. Zero Hedge

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Zero Hedge has:

  • Claimed that Black Lives Matter is “practically a revolutionary operative of the CIA via Soros”.
  • Suggested Black Lives Matter is a George Soros “Astroturf” campaign for “leftists and their agenda to reshape the fabric of American society”.

6. WND

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WND has:

  • Promoted the claim that BLM is an “anti-police hate group”.
  • Promoted anti-semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish philanthropist George Soros funding the protests.

7. The Washington Standard

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The Washington Standard has:

  • Falsely claimed Black Lives Matter is a money-laundering vehicle for the Democratic National Committee.
  • Said that the George Floyd protests have “offered new insight into the unholy alliance between Leftists and Islamic supremacists”.

8. Gateway Pundit

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Gateway Pundit has:

  • Suggested that Trump should “disband the FBI” in response to the agency producing a memo that warned of the dangers of white supremacist violence.
  • Defended “purged” Nigel Farage after his comparison of Black Lives Matter to the Taliban.

9. Breitbart

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Breitbart has:

  • Recommended readers “buy guns and plenty of ammo” to protect themselves against “Antifa and Black Lives Matter”
  • Promoted the conspiracy theory that President Obama was born in Kenya.

10. The Federalist

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The Federalist has:

  • Claimed CNN/New York Times reports were “lying” about white supremacist violence.
  • Used “black crime” as a tag for its articles.
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