This is Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) on Twitter this morning. He makes the case that the mainstream media are being circumvented, and that, in consequence, millions of people are getting a view of reality that the MSM cannot control. This comes as news to them, it would seem. I have seldom seen so well confirmed the view that we are all in information bubbles.
My liberation began when I got rid of cable television, with its state-approved sources of “news” and its minute number of approved filtering agents for the much wider assortment of filtering agents, whom I choose.
The following is Kevin Roose of the New York Times, reporting to a CNN panel his surpise at “discovering” the parallel universe of FaceBook.
“Didn’t have time to list it, but I pulled some data for this segment:
August FB interactions CNN: 21 million NYT: 8M Ben Shapiro: 55M
August FB video views CNN: 73M NYT: 12M The Hodgetwins: 84M
August FB shares: CNN: 2.2M NYT: 800K Dan Bongino: 5.6M”
I had onlhy become aware of the cheerfully moronic Hodgetwins last week, and Dan Bongino is as yet unknown to me. But I will look them up, fast.
NYT's @KevinRoose says the MSM is missing what's happening on Facebook: "It's a completely parallel universe, in which Trump's response to Covid-19 has been fast and effective; in which these riots in Portland and other cities are THE biggest news story in the world…" pic.twitter.com/OdVYcE2FGA
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 30, 2020