Civic Shout

Tell Media Outlets: Stop Running Fossil Fuel Ads

In recent years, several major media outlets like Vox, The Guardian and Le Monde have announced that they will no longer run advertisements from fossil fuel companies. 

Now, Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres has called on all media outlets around the globe to follow their lead.

In a passionate speech, Guterres denounced fossil fuel companies for "distorting the truth, deceiving the public, and sowing doubt” about climate change, calling for them to "stop taking fossil-fuel advertising."

Sign the petition urging fossil fuel companies to stop taking running fossil fuel ads.

Sadly, while some outlets have decided that doing their part to preserve a livable planet is more important than raking in oil companies' ad dollars, most have not.

Those who frequently run fossil fuel ads – many of them intended to deceive the public about fossil fuel companies role in climate change –include massive outlets with global reach like CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, Reuters, Politico and Axios.

People read newspapers and watch the news to access truthful and accurate information about current events. When media outlets help fossil fuel companies spread their lies and deception, they're betraying the trust of their audience and failing in their civic duty to promote the truth.

Add your name to the petition urging fossil fuel companies to stop taking running fossil fuel ads.
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