The recent sudden explosion of fake news has injected a toxic cocktail of conspiracy theories, hate, racism, and lies into our politics. Fake news stokes fear, hate, misogyny, racism and religious intolerance. It can even swing elections. And there is evidence that it causes mental illness, especially among young people.
Stop Funding Fake News campaigns to stop advertisers funding sites that produce fake news and clickbait. Fake news corrupts our politics, damages our democracy and hurts society. It drives hate, polarisation and racial and religious intolerance. Big brands should not be funding these organisations in pursuit of profits.
Our campaign is based on the success of Sleeping Giants in the USA, which hit Steve Bannon's Breitbart News in the wallet by persuading thousands of brand to stop advertising there.
We are volunteers doing what we can, with limited time and resources. We would love to create videos, promote our campaign, and fund other new ways of getting more people involved in the fight against fake news. If you believe in our campaign and our values, please help us grow by donating now.