Ben Collins On Impact Of Social Media Disinformation | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

Ben Collins On Impact Of Social Media Disinformation | Craig Melvin | MSNBC 1


The CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to testify before congress for their role in social media disinformation. MSNBC’s Craig Melvin is joined by NBC’s Ben Collins and Vermont congressman Peter Welch discuss the impact of social media misinformation and what can be done to stop it. Aired on 03/25/2021.
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Ben Collins On Impact Of Social Media Disinformation | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

33 Comments on "Ben Collins On Impact Of Social Media Disinformation | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. What about the attempts by Facebook to make you join Facebook? I attempted to send feedback to Pluto TV yesterday and everything was going well and when I attempted to send it I was told that I had to have a Facebook account even though Pluto TV is on YouTube. I have no interest in joining Facebook and do not care to give them my personal information including my Gmail account so it seems that I was being held hostage just for trying to send feedback to make Pluto TV better.

  2. They blame parlor but 80% of communications with the Capitol Hill riots were from Facebook

  3. Facebook not only uses information from your activity on Facebook and its related products like Instagram to target you with ads, but the company also relies on data from third-party websites to do this.

  4. Judy Kinsman | March 25, 2021 at 5:16 PM | Reply

    Everything can be hijacked by corrupt politicians. Trump’s guy DeJoy is basically destroying the USPS for private industry friends’ benefit. He couldn’t care less about the public good.

  5. Marcos Juarez | March 25, 2021 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    I think that social media executives did have a big role in extremism and misinformation.

  6. Mainecoons Bodhi & Caesarie PNWMC | March 25, 2021 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    They rate movies why can’t we get a little Icon that says entertainment news or editors/opinion on news storys also mark accredited news stations or sites it really is a easy fix I know what I’m going to get with a XXX movie and a E movie please most of ppl I know don’t know who is actually news or is it entertainment like fox
    FB should just get rid of news

  7. Life is much better without Facebook and Twitter.

  8. Michael Adams | March 25, 2021 at 5:39 PM | Reply

    The impact was the mindfucking of millions.

  9. MSNBC is doing a story on disinformation?!? That is like a paper on business ethics by Bernie Madoff!

  10. Lucy Peedles | March 25, 2021 at 5:44 PM | Reply

    fox news and (R) radio does it all day, everyday. Like shouting “FIRE” in a crowded theater, should be illegal.

  11. Why aren’t news media held responsible as well???

  12. Lucy Peedles | March 25, 2021 at 5:47 PM | Reply

    Require Fox to post disclaimer that their stories are for entertainment purposes only.

    • Freedom Bow-ner | March 25, 2021 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      Do you require CNN and MSNBC too?

    • CasinoVa Beach | March 25, 2021 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      You love social media giants this much? Way to attempt to shift the conversation away from the subject. How do you feel about these dudes?

    • The biggest conspiracy theories in history were from CNN and MSNBC that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election we know how that turned out

  13. Simple solution, “Truth in Media” Act 2021.
    Any media company that publishes or allows to be published a known falsehood or lie, gets fined $100,000 per day while that falsehood/lie remains available to the public on their site.

    Publish what you like, but once something has been shown to be a lie, it MUST be removed immediately or the company pays the price.

  14. Waste of time this “harsh discussion”. All corrupt, all sold their soul a long time ago.

  15. 1. Opt out of personalized ads 2. Turn off location tracking 3. Disable microphone 4.Use a VPN. 5. Fight Facebook

  16. All three have much to answer for. They should have their businesses seized.

  17. Robin Lee Braun | March 25, 2021 at 6:58 PM | Reply

    He’s an android for sure. No real human looks like that.

  18. Question for Peter Welsh: Wasn’t Ronald Dump in violation of Twitter Terms of Service? Therefore, Twitter banned him, not Jack Dorsey.

  19. After social media is fixed, then get certain network news to broadcast only facts. A lot of misinformation that was being shared came from specific news stations.

  20. Common sense: “Treat the disease, not the symptom.”
    USA: “What? Talk english please!”

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