r/politics Jun 02 '21

'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/our-entire-democracy-now-risk-because-gop-attacks-warn-100-scholars
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u/LanceBassProShop Jun 02 '21

There's only one way but it affects us all: heavily regulate the internet.

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u/Tree_wifi747 Jun 02 '21

Nah, what we need to do is shut down Fox News

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u/LanceBassProShop Jun 02 '21

It's a hydra head. Shutting down Fox News isn't going to work.

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u/Tree_wifi747 Jun 02 '21

Yeah but Fox News normalizes the crazy and reaches a much wider audience

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u/LanceBassProShop Jun 02 '21

So does Facebook.

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u/Tree_wifi747 Jun 02 '21

I don’t disagree with you, but Facebook isn’t a passive medium. You can argue how useful it is but you can at least engage with the content. Fox News is passive. It presents itself as a legitimate news source, and takes its ideas and neatly packages them for consumption. Tucker Carlson is able to spew bullshit at 100mi a minute with no opposition, and his viewers only have to sit there, listen and take in the propaganda.