Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

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Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby Vonz90 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:02 pm

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2 ... e-left.php

I think right here we have hit the nail on the head: "Perhaps the FEC could look into whether these companies’ actions amount to illegal contributions to the Democratic Party and its candidates."

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Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby Langenator » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:01 pm

If they did that, they'd almost have to look into whether the MSM TV and newspapers do the same.

I've read that the political tilt of the MSM can be worth up to a 10 pt shift in favor of the Dem side. Without the "Democrat operatives with bylines" as Instapundit calls them, the Dems would probably never win a Presidential election, and wouldn't be able to mount a filibuster in the Senate.
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Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby Windy Wilson » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:09 pm

I don't remember who said it, but if the media were truly neutral the electorate would be like that in Texas, much more centrist.
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Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby Langenator » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 am

Windy Wilson wrote:I don't remember who said it, but if the media were truly neutral the electorate would be like that in Texas, much more centrist.


I know I've seen it on Instapundit, but I don't recall if it was Prof. Reynolds himself or if he was citing someone else.
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Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby 308Mike » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:41 am

Apparently Facebook tried, but it didn't work too well. Did you watch Ted Cruz ripping Zuckerberg a new one regarding liberal vs. conservative political posts? Suckerberg even stated that Silicone Valley was a VERY Left-Leaning place (which I seriously doubt surprised ANY of us)!!
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Re: Can Internet Companies tilt politics to the left?

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:48 am

308Mike wrote:Apparently Facebook tried, but it didn't work too well. Did you watch Ted Cruz ripping Zuckerberg a new one regarding liberal vs. conservative political posts? Suckerberg even stated that Silicone Valley was a VERY Left-Leaning place (which I seriously doubt surprised ANY of us)!!


I liked how he said they are very sensitive to the issue of bias, and then basically said they aren't doing anything to prevent it.
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