David Hogg, the weapons police activist, called for a boycott of two asset management companies investing in weapons producers in a series of Tuesday tweets.
Hogg, who recently triggered a promotional boycott of Fox News personality Laura Ingrahams Show, asked his 764,000 Twitter followers, BlackRock and Vanguard, to boycott the investments of wealth managers in firearms manufacturers
– David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 17, 2018
The high school student pursued his original tweet by expanding the boycott appeal to a list of asset management companies likely to invest in arms manufacturers
others Information, Feel free to tag these companies pic.twitter.com/KODc2by5yO
– Dav id Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 17, 2018
BlackRock, the world's largest Asset management company, announced the creation of new investment products, excluding shares from arms dealers and manufacturers earlier this month eat. The decision that Hogg failed to make in its boycott message was made in response to increasing public pressure on companies to distance themselves from the arms industry as part of the Parkland shoot.
More than a dozen advertisers withdrew their commercials from Ingraham Angle last month after Hogg demanded a boycott of the program because Ingramam mocked him publicly. Fox News has not lost revenue as a result of the advertisers' boycott, as companies have moved their ads to other programs instead of completely removing them from the channel.
Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy stood with Ingraham after the incident, explaining that Fox News "can not and will not allow votes to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," a statement issued by the advertiser's boycott said.
Ingraham's ratings have risen by an average of more than half a million viewers per show since her return a weeklong holiday season she took after confronting Hogg