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.
This kind of “inauthentic coordinated behavior” violates
Facebook’s rules. Facebook has taken down smaller and less
coordinated networks that promoted liberal content. But Facebook
told Popular Information that it will continue to allow this
network to operate and amplify The Daily Wire’s content.
As a complete sidenote to the main point of this — that Facebook is a right-wing company — notice how nice and clean and fast the Popular Info website is. The best websites these days aren’t from web publishers — they’re from mailing list publishers with websites.