As if the censorship of conservatives isn’t already too much, a group of far-left political activist groups, including one funded by George Soros, are calling for the financial blacklisting of wider sections of the political right.
The groups held a protest at Mastercard’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, demanding that the international credit card giant financially blacklist a large number of prominent conservative voices and organizations.
SumOfUs and Sleeping Giants circled the venue with a billboard stating: “Putting hate groups out of business? #Priceless.”
According to a press release published by the two organizations, this was coupled with a speech from Sleeping Giants co-founder Nandini Jammi, “addressing the need for Mastercard to take swift action by cutting off its services to these hate groups.”
Sleeping Giants, whose founders initially refused to take accountability for the organization’s words and actions by remaining anonymous, was set up in 2016 by far-left political activists with the sole stated purpose of defunding Breitbart by spreading lies about it. The identity of its other founder, former advertising professional Matt Rivitz, was revealed last year.
Sleeping Giants coupled these smears with targeted social media harassment campaigns against corporations whose ads appeared on Breitbart News.
Over time, Sleeping Giants expanded its targets to encompass any conservative media with which its organizers politically disagree, including Fox News shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Daily Caller, Dennis Prager, and the Daily Wire.