Now the campaigners have turned their attention to the Government’s spend with the Daily Mail and have demanded to know how much public money it is allocating to the media outlet.
Richard Wilson, founder of Stop Funding Hate, told PRWeek: "We’ve called out companies like John Lewis and Waitrose over their partnerships with these newspapers – and highlighted the clash with their values - so we’re just applying the same logic in this case. The UK Government must surely be against xenophobia and discrimination – yet they are giving money to a newspaper which has been called out by the UN for "unique" hostility towards migrants".
There has been a surge in hate crime incidents following the vote to leave the EU last June, which the campaigners say has been fuelled by coverage in the Daily Mail.
In the financial year 2015/16, Government departments spent nearly £1.5m on advertising in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, according to a Parliamentary question answered by the Cabinet Office in November.
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