Stop Funding Fake News

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Stop Funding Fake News
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NicknameSFFN
FormationMarch 2019; 11 months ago (2019-03)[1]
Websitewww.stopfundingfakenews.com

Stop Funding Fake News (SFFN) is a "small group of friends ... targeting hyper partisan websites" by actively discouraging advertisement on those sites.[2]

History[edit]

The campaign began in March 2019,[1] inspired by the U.S. success of Sleeping Giants and backed by celebrity Rachel Riley.[2] Sleeping Giant had convinced several advertisers not to advertise on the Breitbart News website.[2] In August 2019 the Jewish Chronicle linked SFFN to financial problems at The Canary,[3] and in October MP Mary Creagh credited it with identifying advertisements for tours of the Houses of Parliament on Breitbart.[4][5]

Site funding[edit]

The campaign has invited donations to support its work and hoped to employ 2 people in 2020; raising c. £2000 in the ten months since it began.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cohen, Nick (19 March 2019). "The campaign to boycott the extremists who peddle fake news | Coffee House". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  • Daly, Patrick (3 October 2019). "Parliament 'funding hate' with adverts on right-wing news website, says MP". Belfast Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  • Doherty, Rosa (6 August 2019). "Co-Chair not the slightest bit embarrassed". The Jewish Chronicle. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  • Frot, Mathilde (3 April 2019). "How a group of friends are fighting fake news – with a hand from Rachel Riley". Jewish News. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  • ITV Report (4 October 2019). "Parliament 'funding hate' with adverts on right-wing news website, says MP - ITV News". itv.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  • GoFundMe (2 February 2020). "Fundraiser by Stop Funding Fake News : Stop Funding Fake News". GoFundMe. Archived from the original on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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