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Friday, April 12, 2019

Disney CEO calls social media a ‘powerful marketing tool’ for extremism

Disney CEO Bob Iger criticized social media platforms for allowing hate to spread, saying they enable the distribution of misinformation and the propagation of “vile ideology.”

Iger referred to social media as something Hitler “would have loved,” according to Variety, while accepting a humanitarian award earlier today from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights nonprofit that’s named after a Holocaust survivor. He added that social media is the “most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for.” Social media is designed to amplify “our deepest fears,” according to Iger, while also “constantly validating our convictions.”

“It creates a false sense that everyone shares the same opinion,” Iger said. “Social media allows...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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