Amazon faces high-profile pressure to pull ads from Bannon’s far-right Breitbart

A campaign to provoke Amazon into yanking its ads from far-right news site Breitbart is gaining star power.

With an activist group claiming it’s already pressured more than 2,500 companies into withdrawing their advertising from the site — now again under the helm of ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon — a couple of well-known actors have joined the battle.

“What are you waiting for@amazon? Do you want to be the last one selling in the name of#hate?#dumpbreitbart,” actress Mira Sorvino tweeted Aug. 20 to her 39,000 followers.

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Her comment came a day after actor and Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter directed a tweet at Amazon and his 942,000 followers, urging the e-commerce giant to “Please stop advertising on Breitbart.”

The boycott-Breitbart campaign was launched by a group calling itself Sleeping Giant, which on Aug. 20 tweeted that the number of companies pulling out of Breitbart was approaching 2,600.

Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow told the New York Times, in an article published Aug. 16, that the boycott has had a powerful effect. “It’s a fight,” Marlow said.

Sleeping Giant has made public a Google doc listing firms that have withdrawn their advertising from Breitbart. The list includes Salesforce, BMW, H&R Block, Nestle, Red Lion Hotels and even the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Any response will be added once it’s received.

 

Photo: Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, arrives for the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

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  • Fred c Schwartz

    I would pay $$ for breitbart

    I would boycott amazon

  • More and more suppression of opinions that are contrary to the views of the left.

    Sounds like Cuba, North Korea or Venezuela, doesn’t it?

    • SudsMaster

      No, it’s nothing like Cuba, North Korea, etc.

    • TechnoRealz

      Suppression of hate is more like it BJ.

    • Captain America

      Nope. Free market and personal responsibility with business consequences for bad behavior.

  • meowmeow

    I never shop with amazon. Not into their ai existence. Echo this these guys are in the same boat as Google and their world domination plan. Over it. This would be the cherry on top to start censoring. Put yourself there Amazon in the category that doesn’t support free speech. Do it. Getting ready to cancel my Paypal account too and I am not the only one.

  • Uncle Omar

    So reminiscent of the National German Socialist’s iron-fisted censorship of opposing views, pure evil.

    MAGA

  • charlie hustle

    it’s really never enough. got the guy out of the white house, now they attack the corporations. anyone who dares not support their agenda.

  • TechnoRealz

    vs. thin skinned Anti Free Market American Nazi Wrongs.
    LOL @ u & LOL@NotSoBrightBart

  • GoneGone

    “far right”
    More progressive hysteria!

    • Captain America

      Breitbart openly courted the alt-right. That’s why Ben Shapiro resigned.

  • GoneGone

    “and even the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.”

    Stu&shypid progs are boycotting themselves, LOL.

  • omegatalon

    Liberals are all about free speech if you’re going to say the same message as they are; but if you don’t, Liberals like UC Berkeley students will feel empowered and authorized to assault you physically when Conservative speaker Milos Yiannopoulos was to have a discussion as you’ve got to wonder aren’t Liberals supposed to be open minded yet Liberals of today are like Nazis and it’s why if John F Kennedy was alive today.. JFK would be a Republican because he was strong on defense and wanted to cut taxes.

 
 
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