I’m gobsmacked. Ben Shapiro is spending $20K per week advertising on Facebook? PragerU, $80K? That’s a big chunk of change.
Like, I think people need to see this: if you look in to what some of the popular conservative names are spending on Facebook, you can see really obscene amounts are going out daily. Shapiro is spending nearly $20k a week, PragerU is spending $80k a week. pic.twitter.com/VbnGQHHwuI
— Peter Coffin(?) (@petercoffin) July 25, 2019
Two things come to mind. These right-wing figures are “fake news”. They’ve bought a claque, and their popularity is partly a sham.
But also…if you’re wondering why social media sites keep avoiding social responsibility, are being so cagey about not antagonizing fascists, all you have to do is ask who is paying them.