David Brown wrote an article for The Times trying to ‘expose’ the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, using anti-Muslim tropes throughout the piece. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for September.
A BBC Panorama documentary presented by Stacey Dooley falsely claimed that the raised index finger gesture in Islam is an ‘IS Salute.’ This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for August.
The Telegraph published a video on Twitter of England cricket players Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid walking away from the champagne celebrations following their World Cup win, falsely framing the situation in a negative light. This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for July.
Get The Trolls Out! partner MDI (Media Diversity Institute) complained to PayPal after British media personality Katie Hopkins released a propaganda movie called “Homelands” in June. The film promotes anti-Muslim and xenophobic ideas, and pits the Jewish and Muslim communities against one another.
The Telegraph journalist Nick Timothy wrote an article about the alleged Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, equating the genuine worries from Muslims to a ‘game.’ This is the UK’s media monitoring highlight for June.
Tommy Robinson is a far-right, neo-fascist, white nationalist figure from the UK. As a result of a campaign by activists and British MPs, Robinson was banned from all major social media. In response, Robinson set up tr.news to promote his hateful worldview. Recently, tr.news published a banner to advertise Robinson’s book Enemy of the State, featuring the Amazon logo.
Populist British news site Politicalite has officially been banned from Facebook. Politicalite has regularly been highlighted by Get The Trolls Out! with partner the Media Diversity Institute monitoring it continuously for incidents of religious hate speech.
Former English Defense League leader Tommy Robison ran inthe EU elections and encountered much criticism along the way. This article focusses on a violent incident during his campaign, but leaves out key details and uses anti-Muslim tropes. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for May.
Far-right news website Politicalite gives the majority of their reporting to dispelling claims that the Christchurch terrorist had links to the far-right. The author did not give any media attention to the victims of the terror attack in New Zealand, moreover using the article as a vehicle for anti-Muslim narratives. This is UK’s media monitoring highlight for March.
IPSO has been called out for failing to protect minorities from press discrimination. The Media Diversity Institute teamed up with Hacked Off to write an open letter to IPSO calling for an end to #RacismInThePress.