10,000 people have now signed our petition for the Daily Mail to be officially reclassified as FAKE NEWS on Facebook.
The petition that you can sign here has been running for a while, but signatures have accelerated in the last week after the paper decided to blame Facebook and Twitter for everything that is wrong with society.
Yep. You read that correctly.
I am now looking into how best to get a hefty paper copy and present it straight to Mail and Facebook as well.
The petition reads:
Get the Daily Mail reclassified as a fake news website
At the very fake Southend News Network, we are proud to present our campaign to get the Daily Mail reclassified as a fake news website!
This has to be the biggest example of a total lack of self-awareness in the history of the friggin’ universe, especially seeing that their own news pages get a ton of traffic the associated huge advertising revenues from, you guessed it, Facebook!
Our argument is a simple one. We feel that the Daily Mail reports stories in a manner that often swerves into the realms of fake news.
Reporting Jeremy Corbyn doing a jig near the Cenotaph, making the campaigner Gina Miller appear darker than she really is in photographs, and just a general history of reporting real world events in a way that incites hatred against anyone who is an enemy of the Daily Mail are all unacceptable in our eyes at a time when actual fake news websites are getting blamed for many of society’s problems.
If enough people sign this petition, there is just the slightest glimmer of hope that their Facebook classification could be altered to ‘Humour’ or something along those lines. We know that it is a tall order in reality as they have the most-visited news site in the world, but to be brutally honest they’ve got it coming to them.
Thanks for your support!
Chief Reporter, Southend News Network, firstname.lastname@example.org