The creators of Led By Donkeys have decided to go public. Ben Stewart, James Sadri, Oliver Knowles and Will Rose are hitting back against claims by rightwing bloggers and trolls that they are a shadowy, anonymous group by revealing their identities and motives. “It feels like the right time to say who we are and defend our work and views. We’re proud of what we’ve done,” said Knowles, 43. The four have been targeted by the Guido Fawkes website, which claimed to have “unmasked” them as “Greenpeace campaigners” last week after they registered their names with the Electoral Commission. Stewart and Knowles do indeed work for Greenpeace, and Sadri and Rose have previously worked for the environmental campaign group, but Led By Donkeys is an entirely freelance amateur operation. “No one at work knew we were doing this,” said Stewart, 45.
Guardian 25th May 2019 read more »