Take action on Twitter to help take on the divisive hate campaigns of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express
One the easiest and most successful ways to persuade brands to pull their adverts from the Sun, Mail and Express is to tweet them. We’ve seen Twitter success with Joy, Evans Cycles, Thread and more through simple tweets. Here’s what to do:
1. Go to a specific article on the Daily Mail, Daily Express or Sun website. If you’re wondering which ones would be good targets, here are some recent examples:
- The Daily Mail dismisses a National Trust exhibition commemorating men hanged for being gay as a “PC stunt”;
- The Daily Mail attacks transgender children’s’ rights;
- The Sun trivialises ethnic cleansing of Rohingya refugees and encourages harassment of Diane Abbott MP (scroll down).
2. When you see an advertiser, take a screenshot (ctrl + prt sc on desktop, mobile phones vary). Here’s an example:
3. Send a tweet of the screenshot and tag the company advertising. So for the example above, you would tag @bt_uk. You can also tag @stopfundinghate so we get notified and can retweet it. You can also use the hashtag #stopfundinghate.
And that’s it! Please keep your tweets polite – companies are much likely to respond if you do.