Whether we like to admit it or not, the media is so important in society. Without it, how would we know about recent events?  How would we get our information? How would people be held to account? You have probably seen the #StopFundingHate campaign floating around for a while now, The Body Shop has recently come on board. But what exactly is it and what is it all about? The media is meant to serve us. But some people believe that certain media outlets encourage hate rather than news and need to be stopped. #StopFundingHate is a passion to create a change in the media. A change which aims to stop The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Express from publishing hate and offensive articles. Brands spend a huge amount of money on Christmas advertising in newspapers (print and online) and #StopFundingHate are wanting this money to be spent elsewhere. During the rest of the year, these papers produce very different messages. Messages which can offend and encourage hate. The money from advertising is allowing these papers to run and play on hate and prejudice. The campaign wants to see massive brands take a stand and put their money into better, more moral companies. The companies that advertise in these papers stand for ethics but these papers are argued to not be ethical. Companies are being encouraged to use other outlets who can spread positive messages all year around, not hate. Bring back free speech whilst finding a way to make the…

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