Leftists have had it out for Facebook ever since Trump got elected. They blame people sharing Facebook memes for Trump’s victory. Not that leftists themselves completely suck. They even want to convince people Facebook is a “conservative” site. Yes, THAT Facebook (see Facebook, Instagram Bans Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars, Laura Loomer and More and Project Veritas: Facebook Engineers Regularly ‘Deboost’ Conservative Pages, Including Steven Crowder [VIDEO]). In response, NowThis did what NowThis does: made a video to complain about Facebook and The Daily Wire by creating a video to be shared on — wait for it — Facebook.
Toxic right-wing website The Daily Wire is manipulating Facebook to reach millions of people ahead of the 2020 election — and Facebook is letting them get away with it. @JuddLegum explains: pic.twitter.com/o23JJ6Oug5
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 2, 2019
Setting aside that Daily Wire’s toxic tumblers will, in fact, give you cancer with a side of AIDS, with the possibility of making you poop a lot, they’re still our boys. Call us crazy wingnuts, but there seems to be an uptick in hit pieces on The Daily Wire. It’s almost as if one of the left’s many millionaires and billionaires wrote Media Matters a yuge check with “F*ck Ben Shapiro” in the memo section.
The key complaint in this video is that The Daily Wire uses Facebook… the same way everyone else does. They just do it more better. That’s the problem the left really has. They used to have the edge when conservatives who shared “I Hate Obozo and MOOchelle” memes needed their grandchildren to make the WiFi password “12345” so they wouldn’t forget it. But now, the right as a whole uses social media more effectively. So, of course, leftists want to kick over the gameboard and change the rules. Just like the electoral college.
All the complaints about how Trump 2016 used Facebook to collect data, they really didn’t do anything different than Obama 2008 and Organizing for America did. At worst, the Trump campaign may have gone slightly further than anyone has before. But that’s not Facebook’s fault. It’s Clinton 2016’s fault for not doing the same.
Also, and I know this will be hard for the left to accept: people like conservative content. What do you do when you like something? You share it.