Our campaign asks brands to add the following fake news sites to their exclusion lists for online advertising:
Politicalite whips up Islamophobia, demonises migrants, and promotes Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson). https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1107916184400343041
They promoted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories of the type that have caused immunisation rates to fall & increases in measles cases. https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1110888397332201472
Niall Macrae, who described Muslims as “intolerant hotheads”, was filmed being abusive towards pro-European campaigners. https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1131163513530081281
The fake news site’s Political Editor is an Islamophobe who’s written that “Christianity is the only force powerful enough to stop it”. https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1113488052763201540
Politicalite gave a platform to the “yellow-vest” activist who abused Anna Soubry MP outside the Houses of Parliament. https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1123264837528838147
The former leader of the Brexit party who stepped down over racist social media posts previously wrote for Politicalite. https://twitter.com/SFFakeNews/status/1118908089862885376
The Canary regularly publish fake news and attempt to justify antisemitism.
It promotes conspiracy theories which deny Bashar Al-Assad’s war crimes in Syria and Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
The Canary exploited the tragic suicide of a junior doctor for clicks and advertising revenue.
Canary writer James Wright suggested the Equality and Human Rights Commission is controlled by “pro-Israel political agents”.
Steve Topple, The Canary’s most prolific writer, has suggested that the Royal Family, IMF, and the media are all secretly Jewish.
The site’s editor, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, was boycotted by the National Union of Journalists after she published reports attacking a Guardian reporter working in Nicaragua, despite warnings from the Committee to Protect Journalists regarding his safety.
Westmonster promotes hateful figures like Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson), is obsessed with George Soros, and stokes fear of migrants.
Westmonster was founded by Aaron Banks, whose campaign faked videos during the EU referendum campaign to stoke fear of migrants.
We counted 359 articles with “migrant” in the headline published on Westmonster in the past two years. None told a positive story.
With the launch of the Brexit Party, Westmonster effectively became a propaganda channel for Nigel Farage.
Leaked messages appear to show Evolve Politics’ Editor asking his reporter to invent a quote.
Evolve Politics promotes conspiracy theories which deny Bashar Al-Assad’s war crimes and Russia’s responsibility for the Salisbury attack.
Evolve Politics published a fake news story claiming that an annual pilgrimage of shia muslims was related to ISIS, and then refused to delete it.
When Rebel Media’s Editor lost a libel case, the judge told him he holds “reckless disregard for the truth" and "took little or no responsibility for the accuracy" of his reporting.
The site promoted the racist “birther” conspiracy theory, that President Obama was born in Kenya, and twisted his words to claim that he “admitted” being a Muslim.
A regular contributor to Rebel Media, Jack Buckby, suggested the murder of Jo Cox MP was a “false flag from #Remain” and then contested her seat.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) set up his own fake news website to promote his unsuccessful European Parliament campaign.
Dorset Eye published an article about a Jewish celebrity which included the baseless accusation that they work “for or with” Israel, and warned of “another Jo Cox moment.”