Fox News is the gateway to right-wing extremism. With thousands of Americans dying every day from the COVID-19 pandemic and the violent right-wing attack on the U.S. Congress on January 6, 2021, Fox News’ dangerous disinformation increasingly poses a direct threat to our democracy.
We must put pressure on these top Fox News advertisers to demand that they stop funding Fox’s lies and stop profiting from deadly disinformation and extremist right-wing violence.
In the two weeks after the 2020 election, Fox News cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election result nearly 800 times. It fueled conspiracies and attacks on democracy, told their viewers the election was invalid, and stoked extremist violence.
Fox News has a long history of spreading misinformation. Whether it is speaking on COVID-19, the Movement for Black Lives, the election, or the climate, Fox News puts lies above the truth. Any advertising company continuing to give money to Fox News is profiting from and complicit with their misinformation, white supremacy, and extremist fear-mongering.
By backing election and COVID-19 misinformation on Fox News, advertisers are putting profit above the health and safety of people and our democracy. While more than 70 companies have publicly announced that they will cut ties with Sean Hannity’s, Laura Ingraham’s, and/or Tucker Carlson’s prime-time shows on Fox since 2017, it is now clear that any company that claims to support American democracy must immediately cut all ties with Fox News.
It’s long past time to hold Fox News accountable. Together, we can pressure companies to stand up for public health and for our democracy.
Add your name: Demand companies like General Motors, Liberty Mutual, and Charles Schwab divest from disinformation by cutting all ties with Fox News.
Our Message to Charles Schwab Corporation, General Motors Company, Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (us) LLC, Intuit Inc., Kraft Heinz Company, Liberty Mutual Group, Nestlé USA, NortonLifeLock Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, Progressive Corporation, Subaru
Fox News is the gateway to right-wing extremism. With thousands of Americans dying every day from the COVID-19 pandemic and the violent right-wing attack on the U.S. Congress on January 6, 2021, Fox News’ dangerous disinformation increasingly poses a direct threat to our democracy. Your company has the opportunity to divest from disinformation and hate. We urge you to make good on your espoused values for democracy and equality by immediately cutting all ties with Fox News.