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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:49 am

‘Hate and anger are dragging us toward an abyss,’ Bob Iger says

Adolf Hitler would have loved social media as a way of spreading hate, according to Disney’s chief executive Bob Iger.

“It’s the most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for,” he told an event organised by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights organisation.

“By design social media reflects a narrow world view filtering out anything that challenges our beliefs while constantly validating our convictions and amplifying our deepest fears,” he added.

“Social media allows evil to prey on troubled minds and lost souls and we all know that social news feeds can contain more fiction than fact, propagating vile ideology that has no place in a civil society that values human life.”

He made the comments as he called on US politicians to “reject hate in all forms” in the run up to the 2020 presidential election.

“In the last few years, we have been harshly reminded that hate takes many forms, sometimes disguising itself as more socially acceptable expression like fear or resentment or contempt. It is consuming our public discourse and shaping our country and culture into something that is wholly unrecognisable to those of us who still believe in civility, human rights and basic decency.”

Next week the Disney boss is due to co-host a 2020 fundraiser for Democratic candidates for the US Senate.

“I want to hear a pitch that isn’t grounded in contempt of others,” he said. “I want to see a vision big enough to include everyone.”


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:52 am

He's absolutely right -- because most people, if they see something online and it's been said with confidence -- will swallow just about anything, particularly when it makes them feel justified, persecuted or special, it inspires righteous anger, or it makes them feel like they're part of a bigger story.

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