HuffPost Bloggers Threaten Boycott Over AOL Merger
Thursday 10 February 2011
by: Mike Ludwig, t r u t h o u t
Bloggers and writers for the Huffington Post feel betrayed by HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington's decision to sell her left-leaning news site to AOL. A blog post from the Adbusters web site claims that The Huffington exploited thousands of indie and liberal bloggers and is now cashing in by selling out to a "mega-corp." "But the Huffington Post is not Arianna's to sell," the Adbusters blog reads. "It is ours: the lefty writers and readers, environmentalism activists and anti-corporate organizers who flooded the site with 25 million visits a month." The blog announces a campaign to "Huff & Puff it down" by boycotting the site and promoting true independent blogs through Twitter.
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