“If you go to Facebook on a daily basis, the posts with the most engagement are from Ben Shapiro, Dan Bongino, and Candace Owens,” he said. “It is right-wing media content. It dwarfs progressive content. It dwarfs mainstream media content — which is actually, should be the part that should scare us the most, that Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire has more followers and engagement — many times more — than the New York Times or CNN. That is a problem for democracy.”
.@danpfeiffer on MSNBC: "If you go to Facebook on a daily basis…@benshapiro's Daily Wire has more followers and engagement, many times more than the New York Times or CNN. That is a problem for democracy." pic.twitter.com/WYraWGfp8C
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 6, 2022
“The problem around this is getting worse every single day,” Pfeiffer continued. “The media, the right-wing media advantage, this disinformation propaganda operation is so much more powerful now than when I worked in the White House.”
“It’s getting bigger. It’s flourishing. Mys-tastasizing,” Brzezinski slurred.
“Metastasizing,” Pfeiffer corrected. “Yes, cancer, that is a perfect metaphor for what we are dealing with, and it is, I think, what we have to do is radically rethink how we communicate … and then the social media companies have an obligation to do more. We can’t rely on them to do it on their own and so this is where Congress and regulators have to step in to think about how we regulate these algorithms that are pushing this disinformation for profit.”