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Disney CEO Says 'Hitler Would Have Loved Social Media'

Over the past few years, social media has become a cesspool for hate. In this week alone, House lawmakers took Facebook and Google to task over the rise of white nationalism online while others requested information on companies’ counter-terrorism budgets. Now, the issue has caught the attention of other executives. During an award ceremony, Bob Iger — Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO — called social media “the most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for,” according to Variety. “Hitler would have loved social media,” Iger said. “It creates a false sense that everyone shares the same opinion. Social media allows evil to prey on troubled minds and lost souls and we all know that social news feeds can contain more fiction than fact.” Iger went on to say that people should “renounce and reject hate in all forms”, while urging elected officials to take more action. His timely remarks come only a few days after YouTube was forced to disable comments on its livestream of...

Arriana McLymore

Apr 12, 2019