More, Please: Taking-on Fox News

If you say so…

Sometimes the Callous Yutes of Today surprise me:

Group aiming to defund disinformation tries to drain Fox News of online advertising

A nonprofit aiming to defund disinformation online that has taken money out of the pockets of several prominent far-right websites now has its sights set on its most formidable target yet: Fox News.

The group, Check My Ads, is hoping the success it has had in stripping advertising dollars from right-wing provocateurs including Steve Bannon, Glenn Beck and Dan Bongino will give it momentum as it attempts to confront a powerful media empire.

So they already have a few YUGE notches on their proverbial guns!

On Thursday, the outfit announced a new campaign directed at Fox’s website and its popular YouTube channel calling on the public to pressure online ad exchanges to stop doing business with Fox. It comes just as the House committee investigating the Capitol riots kicks off a series of hearings focused on violence that unfolded on Jan. 6.

And considering Fox NotNews didn’t run any commercials during their counter programming of the January 6 hearings, well, CheckMyAds is oddly given a head start.

“What happens on Fox News television helps fund all of their digital properties,” [Mikel Ellcessor, the group’s chief operating officer] said. “You don’t get to claim that your hands are free and clean when you put a dollar into the Fox News operation.”

In a statement, Fox News dismissed the campaign as an effort at censorship, saying “There’s no greater threat to democracy than the effort to silence free speech.”

Except of course this isn’t the government stifling speech, it is exercising free speech in the free and unfettered, capitalism marketplace.

Anyway, the article is a good read and explains how advertisers place ads automatically/algorithmically without knowing (necessarily) where they will be placed. But anywhere on Pravda’s US Competition network is a bad choice.

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6 Responses to More, Please: Taking-on Fox News

  1. “There’s no greater threat to democracy than the effort to silence free speech.”

    The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace is only supposed to bitchslap the people it’s supposed to!

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    Seems like a great idea, but I’m reluctant to give out my email address, because I get way too much political junk mail now. But as it happens, I never watch Faux Snooze since they endlessly replayed the Twin Towers falling down. That is when I got rid of all my cable news, and I keep up with events through various newspapers and websites like MPS…

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    I can only imagine the level of squealing if anyone ever actually stops Faux nooze from broadcasting. Such bull used to be only provided by the Enquirer magazine and such, but now it is mainstream. Critical thinking has gone out of style, and they replaced it with bull straight from the John Bircher’s and the Kremlin.
    It was a sad day when Faux started, and it will be a great day when they end.
    w3ski

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  4. Jimmy T says:

    Also this…

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  5. Richard Portman says:

    I took the risk and signed up for their emails. Thats a great t shirt.

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