2019/10/28/Facebook allows prominent right-wing website to break the rules
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- when: 2019/10/28
- source: Popular Information
- topics: Facebook Daily Wire right wing/media machine Andrew Klavan Michael Knowles anti-LGBT conservativenews.com Angry Patriot Joel Kaplan Ben Shapiro
- link: https://popular.info/p/facebook-allows-prominent-right-wing
- title: Facebook allows prominent right-wing website to break the rules
- summary: “The Daily Wire, the right-wing website founded by pundit Ben Shapiro, is a cesspool of misogyny, bigotry, and misinformation. Its toxic content is also fantastically successful on Facebook, with each story reaching more people than any other major media outlet. A Popular Information investigation reveals some of this success is attributable to a clandestine network of 14 large Facebook pages that purport to be independent but exclusively promote content from The Daily Wire in a coordinated fashion.”
The Daily Wire specializes in anti-LGBT bigotry. In this video, Daily Wire host Michael Knowles says that "gay people" don't really "want to be tolerated by society and accepted by society." His evidence is the concept of LGBT "pride," which he calls "the worst sin of all."
The Daily Wire is also a source for misinformation and conspiracy theories. The Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro, whose site was bankrolled by Texas oil magnates, falsely claims that "there is not that much we can do" to combat climate change. Shapiro also says that the "radical left" is plotting to prevent you from giving money to The Daily Wire and your local church.