How did a Twitter account convince 4,000 companies to stop advertising on Breitbart? One name: Matt Rivitz.
We can’t express how honored we are to have Matt as a speaker at #3PercentDC (June 6) and as our next #Weekly3 special feature on May 21. Expect greatness only.
More about Matt 🎤
Matt Rivitz (@mattrivitz )is the founder of Sleeping Giants, a crowd-sourced anti-bigotry and corporate responsibility campaign that he started on Twitter as a reaction to the intense racism, sexism and xenophobia found on Breitbart News on the heels of the of the 2016 Presidential Election. The campaign has exploded, with 300,000 followers across Twitter and Facebook and Sleeping Giants chapters in 11 other countries and territories including the EU, France, Canada and Australia, each fighting against bigoted media sources in their own countries.
Anonymous until July 17, 2018, Matt’s identity was exposed without his permission by Tucker Carlson-owned website The Daily Caller, resulting in a coordinated harassment campaign by white supremacists on social media, resulting in death threats against his children and wife. Recently, he was informed of a potential lawsuit against him by Breitbart News.