Last weekend, a few hundred self-appointed activists ho joined a campaign to silence Britain's free Press, which is enjoyed by millions, and force it to promote their views.
Together, they persuaded the High Street retailer Paperchase to apologise for offering free wrapping paper to Daily Mail readers.
This group's campaign was organised by Stop Funding Hate, a small lobby group seeking to censor popular newspapers whose editorial lines it disagrees with.
On a daily basis, it urges people to use Twitter and Facebook to send complaints against any company which advertises in the Daily Mail, Sun and Express newspapers.
The aim is to persuade firms to withdraw advertising. Stop Funding Hate's founder declares: The end point for us is a media that does the job we all want it to.
In other words, a handful of zealots want newspapers to reflect only their values, which, of course, may very well be unpalatable to the values of the millions who chose to read them.
Stop Funding Hate seems particularly concerned that the Press discusses subjects such as immigration and gender politics.
The Daily Mail continues its criticism in a very aggressive article about the censorship campaign, Stop Funding Hate. See
article from dailymail.co.uk
And Spiked agrees with the broad thrust of the Daily Mail's criticism. Spiked notes:
Stop Funding Hate, founded by Richard Wilson (a former corporate fundraising officer at Amnesty International), claims to
believe in free speech -- and to be politically neutral. And yet, these are the things it labels as hate speech: speaking out in support of Brexit; tougher immigration policies; opposition to Islamism; and support for Christian values on marriage
and gender. Everything Stop Funding Hate does is aimed at closing down the freedom of speech and the economic viability of the tabloids it despises for expressing political views it opposes.