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This article in the New York Times is primarily interesting because IMO you can practically do a find-and-replace for the names of the Clinton and Trump families and holdings and the thing reads the same in terms of the concerns about ethics, conflicts of interest, and the probable necessity of total divestiture should the then-candidate become President, and it might be a good talking point for calls to your reps--- that this is not about party affiliation, it's just that it's a fundamental Constitutional problem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/politics/election-clinton-foundation.html

sathari: (Waiting for ourselves)
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http://elections.ap.org/content/state-election-systems-get-more-federal-aid-security

I'm posting this here as much for discussion on the pros and cons, and what kind of response people think we should have, if any, as a group. (The spirit of this is well-intentioned, but I can see a lot of ways for it to go wrong.)


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Three campaigns are working to persuade advertisers to pull their ads from "news" websites that promote hate in their stories. Often advertisers don't even know their ads are appearing on the online versions, as they're served by intermediaries, but there are simple ways to prevent their ads being placed on particular sites.

Sleeping Giants/[twitter.com profile] slpng_giants is specifically targeting US advertisers on Breitbart.

Sleeping Giants EU/[twitter.com profile] slpng_giants_eu is targeting European advertisers on Breitbart and is actively looking for help to identify advertisers whose ads are being served in each European country.

Stop Funding Hate/[twitter.com profile] StopFundingHate is a UK-based campaign targeting three newspapers, the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express, which constantly run hate-mongering stories (and have been criticised by a statement from the UN for doing so).

Instructions for how to help are pinned at the top of each twitter stream but are similar:
1. Screencap the ad on each site (or snap a photo of a paper copy) next to some editorial copy
2. Tweet the screenshot at the advertiser, copying in the campaign, and politely ask them if they know their ads are appearing on this site and ask them to stop
3. Update the campaign

There are plenty of "scripts" for how people have worded their tweets on the twitter stream pages of the campaigns.

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