Over 1100 companies block rightwing & nationalist website Breitbart from their media plan

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14 February 2017

List of companies blocking Breitbart from their media plan

Author: Sleeping Giants

This is a publicly available list of companies, that decided to block Breitbart from their media plan. The list is run by the initiaitve Sleeping Giants and continuously amended. For more information follow @slpng_giants on Twitter. 

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8 February 2017

"In support of free spech" - why Shopify keeps Breitbart on its platform

Author: Shopify

Shopify powers the online stores of hundreds of thousands of businesses in the world. One of those is the store for Breitbart, a controversial right-wing website. This post is about why we have not kicked them off. Shopify’s position doesn’t fit into a tweet. Reality doesn’t fit into 140 characters. The reasons we are continuing to host them are nuanced and require thought. It would be easy to kick off merchants we don’t like, and doing so would actually make our lives significantly easier. If you want to understand us, please read the entire post...We don’t like Breitbart, but products are speech and we are pro free speech. This means protecting the right of organizations to use our platform even if they are unpopular or if we disagree with their premise, as long as they are within the law. That being said, if Breitbart calls us tomorrow and tells us that they are going to switch to another platform, we would be delighted...

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29 January 2017

Germany: Lufthansa Group denounces alt-right news outlet Breitbart, regrets company's ad on it

Author: DNA - Daily News & Analysis

The Lufthansa Group has said it was "unfortunate" that the company's ad appeared on Breitbart, a conservative, alt-right news outlet in the US. Referring to Breitbart as a website that promotes "violent, sexist, extremist or politically radical content", Lufthansa said the platform was inconsistent with their company's values. It said that the website selection for the ads is an automatic process but the company would continue to improve their filters. Lufthansa added that Breitbart has been blocked by their agency...

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27 January 2017

Canada: Universities pulls ads from news outlet Breitbart

Author: Prince George Citizen

Two Canadian universities are among the organizations that have removed advertisements from an ultra-conservative news website formerly headed by a top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump. The move is part of a campaign spearheaded by Sleeping Giants, an American activist group, aimed at diverting advertising dollars from Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that came under fire during the 2016 presidential race. "Following the U.S. election, folks around the world are looking for ways to show our support and register our outrage at the rise of the extreme far right," said Emma Pullman of SumOfUs, which is collaborating with Sleeping Giants to target Canadian organizations. The University of British Columbia and the University of Montreal pulled ads in recent weeks after they became aware that their promotional material was appearing on the site...

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7 December 2016

Germany: Companies pull advertising from rightwing US website Breitbart after criticism by social media campaign

Author: Associated Press

Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal maker Kellogg's. The German boycott was spurred by a social media campaign using the hashtag #KeinGeldFuerRechts , which translates as "No Money for the Right." The campaign urges companies to stop paying for ads on sites considered to promote racist and nationalist ideas. A representative for Breitbart didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday. Deutsche Telekom said it regretted advertising on Breitbart, saying the ads hadn't been placed there intentionally and it would blacklist the site from future campaigns. The telecoms giant said it "absolutely doesn't tolerate discriminatory actions or statements." Supermarket group REWE, automaker BMW, Telefonica Deutschland, which is the mobile operator of O2, and restaurant chain Vapiano also told The Associated Press that they had stopped advertising on Breitbart and distanced themselves from the site...

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