Anonymous Twitter group confronts companies whose ads appear on Rebel Media website - 2017-05-24
The inflammatory, pull-no-punches style of Rebel Media, which is sometimes compared to the ultra-conservative American website Breitbart News, has led to accusations that it is a "hate site" that promotes "xenophobic propaganda." A recent feature in Maclean's described Rebel as one of the "world's top purveyors of conspiracy and far-right bombast."
Now, an anonymous online collective known as the Sleeping Giants have launched a social media campaign aimed at confronting companies whose ads appear on Rebel Media.
A spokesman for the group's Canadian chapter told the National Post they are "definitely not" looking to shame these companies, just make them aware where their ads are popping up. "A lot them don't know where their ads are showing up unless somebody tells them."