Silent But Violent

It “is a kind of parallel media universe that left-of-center Facebook users may never encounter, but that has been stunningly effective in shaping its own version of reality. Inside the right-wing Facebook bubble, President Trump’s response to Covid-19 has been strong and effective, Joe Biden is barely capable of forming sentences, and Black Lives Matter is a dangerous group of violent looters.” The NYT’s Kevin Roose has been tracking top Facebook posts for months. He knows full well the massive lead held by extreme right wingers. And so does Facebook. What if Facebook Is the Real ‘Silent Majority‘? “Listen, liberals. If you don’t think Donald Trump can get re-elected in November, you need to spend more time on Facebook.” (Great article, silly lede. There is not a liberal alive who doesn’t think Trump has a chance to get re-elected.)

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