Major Advertising Supplier Bars Breitbart “News” for Hate Speech
Anyone who’s aware of the vile content that’s standard fare at Breitbart “News” probably won’t be surprised by this development.
AppNexus Inc., a major advertising technology provider, has barred Breitbart News from using its ad-serving tools because the conservative online publisher violated its hate speech rules.
AppNexus scrutinized Breitbart’s website after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump tapped Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart, to be White House chief strategist last week. The digital ad firm decided the publication had breached a policy against content that incites violence, said AppNexus spokesman Joshua Zeitz.
“We did a human audit of Breitbart and determined there were enough articles and headlines that cross that line, using either coded or overt language,” he said.
The website headed by the president-elect’s chief strategist is losing advertisers due to its virulent hate speech.
This is not normal.