Moreover, some of the actors against whom SFFN has urged action have not been promoting Fake News, but merely having opinions which others, like Ms Riley, appear not to like. And that is where SFFN has gone beyond what it says on the tin, to attempting censorship. So it should surprise no-one that SFFN is not universally popular.But the campaign has managed to join with the NBC News Verification Center to advocate for defunding of sites peddling hate speech and dangerous conspiracy theories, and this week announced “Zero Hedge has made millions pushing dangerous conspiracy theories about #coronavirus & Fake News about #BlackLivesMatter via [Google Ads]. After [Kevin Brennan MP] put our research to [Google] and [NBC Verification Center] approached them, they finally took action”. And they had another scalp to add.
SFFN has suffered a serious loss of Stateside credibility over this issue, especially with fans of First Amendment rights. That means it’s alienated a lot of people. Sad, really.