Whenever a headline regarding right-wing media pops up, I’ve been having trouble deciding which thread to put them in since there are so many that relate to the topic, so I’m starting a more focused thread to make it easier for us.
Right-wing media outlets have been facing legal punishments lately, and it’s been pretty glorious.
OANN - Dropped by every major carrier…almost. GCI is the only one left carrying it.
Fox News - Losing advertisers quickly thanks to the Check My Ads campaign. Also, their status as a reputable source has been dropped from Green to Red by NewsGuard.
Breitbart - CEO Steve Bannon has been hit with two guilty charges of criminal contempt.
InfoWars - Alex Jones has to pay $49.3 million to the families of Sandy Hook. IW’s parent company also filed for bankruptcy.
Anything else I missed? Are there any other companies going through the grinder?
Can probably add the NRA to that list as well.
They’re not really a news outlet, and we have a Gun Control thread.
The checkmyads thing is legit and effective? I’m signing up now.
So, What’s Kiwifarms? I’m a bit afraid to google here at work.
I’m so glad I live in a part of the internet where I only find out about these sites as they are closing.
Basically, a forum that is known for exactly two things: being extremely bigoted in every possible way imaginable, which drives and is linked in to the other thing they’re famous for - Doxxing people, usually vulnerable people or minorities, so that they can be opened up to Swatting, harassment, or direct violence.
Imagine Something Awful if it came about and was populated entirely by people fleeing 4chan’s crackdowns, plus a ton of older MRAs and bottom-tier PUAs.
Also, it’s losing money. No surprise there.
CloudFlare has dropped Kiwifarms.