Breitbart Under Attack: 47 U.S. Companies Join Anti-Trump Blacklist And Pull Ads

Breitbart Under Attack: 47 U.S. Companies Join Anti-Trump Blacklist And Pull Ads

With President-elect Donald Trump appointing the former chairman of Breitbart, Steve Bannon, in a top role in his administration, the so called alt-right digital publication has come under attack by a liberal Trump-hating Twitter user who is attempting to destroy the popular conservative news site with a coordinated campaign attacking its advertisers by claiming they are “racist.”

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Launched in November, the activist offers this description of its activities: “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.”

ddddIronically, while Sleeping Giants accuses Breitbart of being a “racist” site, the Twitter account features raised black fists that resemble those used in 1969 posters of the Black Panther Party. A similar fist, though typically white, was used to symbolize white power, and another red version represented leftist Autonnomist Marxism, Chelsea Shilling, WND reports.

The blog DigiDay says, “The creator of the account said he would prefer to remain anonymous to avoid being harassed by Trump supporters on the internet. He said he started the account because fake news and disinformation, are, in his opinion, two of the reasons why the election turned out in favor of Trump.”

The creator of Sleeping Giants told the blog, “The biggest way that this disinformation will continue is ad revenue, just like any news source. Beyond really wanting to stop this nonsense, this effort was really born out of the need to inform advertisers about the kind of material that they’re sponsoring. This isn’t supposed to be a boycotting effort as much as an information effort.”
As of Thursday, Sleeping Giants followed only 23 Twitter users – some of whom are actively helping Sleeping Giants publicize its campaign against Breitbart. And nearly all are linked directly to President Obama, left-leaning publications or far-left causes.
The complete list includes:

As of Thursday, Sleeping Giants was targeting the following companies, demanding that they ban their ads from appearing on Breitbart: American Express, LG, Jeep, Zillow, Epson, Revlon, Dollar General, Kohl’s, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Sprint, Guitar Center, Famous Footwear, PayPal, Frontgate, Citi, Burlington Coat Factory, WebMD, Canon, SiriusXM, Vistaprint, Walgreens, BMW, Zulily, Hotels.com, Kia, Pottery Barn, Volvo, Toys “R” Us, NFL, American Legion, Purina, Samsung, Whole Foods, T-Mobile, Staples and dozens more.

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Other companies

As of Thursday, Sleeping Giants claims other companies have dropped advertising on Breitbart, including:

  • 3M
  • AAA SoCal
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • AARP
  • Aqua Carpatica
  • Avvo
  • Blue Sound Hifi
  • BOMBAS
  • Chasing Fireflies
  • Conrad CH
  • Earthlink
  • El Torito
  • Finlandia Cheese
  • Galaxus
  • Harry Rosen Inc.
  • L’Occitane
  • Madison Reed
  • Miele
  • MM Lafleur
  • Mod Cloth
  • Monogram Appliances
  • Moz
  • MVMT watches
  • One Month
  • Paperless Post
  • Post Schweiz
  • Rapid Release Technology
  • Rhone
  • Saddleback Bags
  • Salsify
  • Shinola
  • SoFi
  • The Good Chocolate
  • The Land of Nod
  • The Webby Awards
  • Touch of Modern
  • U.S. Bank
  • Udi’s Gluten Free
  • Vanguard Group
  • Wildfang
  • Workable
  • Xero

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