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‘Someone’s grumpy’: Tolerant liberals seem pretty intolerant of the Right’s Facebook success

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t been sufficiently anti-GOP or anti-conservative as of late, which is rubbing a lot of very free-thinking progressives the wrong way. Obviously Facebook isn’t cracking down enough on the Right. For evidence of that, look no further than this from New York Times’ tech columnist Kevin Roose:
For old time's sake, took a look at the top 10 news stories across all of Facebook today. They're from:

1. Ben Shapiro
2. Donald J. Trump
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. Breitbart
5. Daily Caller
6. Ben Shapiro
7. "Intelligence is Sexy"
8. Occupy Democrats
9. Bible Time
10. Delish

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Interestingly, 4 of the 10 are stories about transgender issues. (Including 3 write-ups of the same story about a trans woman cyclist.) Seems like conservative sites found a new pocket of high-engagement stories.

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That thread is a nice little follow-up to his scoop from yesterday:
We talked to insiders from both sides of the aisle. Dems told lots of stories like this — digital director suggests punchy FB ad, gets shot down by higher-ranking consultant who calls it “cinéma vérité clickbait” and opts for TV-style ad instead. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/us/elections/trump-campaign-ads-democrats.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

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Rs, on the other hand, described a culture of relentless testing and experimenting that works more like a D2C e-commerce brand than a presidential campaign, and that follows the data about what works. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/us/elections/trump-campaign-ads-democrats.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

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And if there’s one thing the Tolerant Left can’t stand, it’s the Right succeeding where they’re not supposed to.
Get it? Democracy is dead because right-wing outlets are more popular on Facebook than left-wing ones.
I’ve said it before: Someone on the Right has to consume Leftism everywhere they turn. From the movies to school to ESPN. You can’t escape it. A Leftist has to actively seek out opinions from the Right. So they find it shocking when see one. https://twitter.com/hagstrom_anders/status/1186384463833522177 
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1 comment:

  1. A couple of weeks ago there was a festival in my small town, I found myself walking to do an errand. When I got to a corner, about a block from my house, a woman carrying signs to go to the street fare was saying "Oh, I HATE Trump," and she and the woman she was talking to laughed. The signs she was carrying are signs you see in yards around, all they say is "Hate has no home here."

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