Roger McNamee: Hate Speech And Disinformation Are ‘Jet Fuel’ For Social Media Companies | MSNBC

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Early Facebook investor and author of ‘Zucked’ Roger McNamee argues that social media algorithms “distort public health and democracy” in discussion with NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Roger McNamee: Hate Speech And Disinformation Are 'Jet Fuel' For Social Media Companies | MSNBC

95 Comments on "Roger McNamee: Hate Speech And Disinformation Are ‘Jet Fuel’ For Social Media Companies | MSNBC"

  1. “I see” said the blindman who picked up his hammer and saw.

  2. America has an identity crisis and trumpvirus is being allowed to infect our democracy killing it piece by piece.

    • Kung Flu

    • Gene Viève | May 17, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

      @Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 Yes, he and his trolls and bots are very hard at work at keeping his Presidency alive and kicking in spite of the Virus taking him and his Secretarial and hangers onner down. Trumpsky`s only serious concern is his reelection as if he loses a lot of people will be hitting him up for $$$$$ that he or his phony companies owe as Trumpsky consciencesly avoids paying his bills when due. His ranting and raving about drugs that will cure the Virus, such as the Hydroxi that he continues to rave about, a real unproven drug of his choice for this deadly disease are costing him his share of money from sales by gulible people who believe in this unlicensed medical doctor/pharmacist. What is the piece de resistance is his recommending of Chlorox as a “cheap cure,“ one guaranteed to land the unlucky patient-victim in a funeral home. Folks, things can only keep going downhill under the Trumpsky Administration`s mishandling of this deadly crisis.

    • It’s MoronAvirus.

    • @Ice 247 – So you calling Italians morons?
      South Korea for having it under control and then having another spike recently?
      I could go on, but I think you get the point.
      I take that back. You probably don’t get the point and I can’t wait to hear your moronic response.

    • Dale Hartley | May 17, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      @Severin Slightly TDS? you mean Trump Delusional Syndrome? That is just for Trump Cultist….people that live in trumps fake reality.

  3. Dick Johnson | May 17, 2020 at 2:26 PM | Reply

    Trumps re-election depends on hate speech and disinformation.

    • Gene Viève | May 17, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      For example, look how Trumpsky has handled his “news conferences“ at the dinner hour: he cannot easily read his own script to the public, his speech in general shows a lack of education, and this comes from a “college educated-trained `economist` from U of Penn Wharton School of Economics? This will only get better (from Trumpsky`s perspective) assuming a miracle happens and America decides to give this Hitlerite in training four more years to totally screw this country up for a decidedly small segment of this country.

    • Kevin Bardy | May 17, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      @Dave Schultz Looking at the numbers, no. Republicans are looking elsewhere for a viable leader. Trump is failing and his 60 yr. plus demographic will vote Democrat to get rid of him.

    • Dave Schultz | May 17, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      @Kevin Bardy , Do you sound that dumb in real life? What do you mean “Republicans are looking elsewhere”? There not looking in Slow Joe’s basement.

    • @Dave Schultz For our nation I pray that doesn’t happen. Anyone that is brain dead is multiple times more intelligent than tRump

    • @Moe Snert A “terrible option” is a thousand times better than trump and what his movement and what you stand for.

  4. Luis Dominguez | May 17, 2020 at 2:29 PM | Reply

    Misinformation will bring America down

  5. Biggus Dickus | May 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

    “I love stupid people and stupid people love me.”

    – President Clorox

    • Ive heard of DRINKING THE KOOLAID BUT Disinfectants cant wait till they all follow his suggestion.

    • Trump IS the HOAX | May 17, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      According to Howard Stern who has been friends with Trump for a long time, he say Trump despises his supporters and can’t stand them and would never be around them, In Trump’s mind they are just marks for his cons and schemes, and stupid ones at that. Trump doesn’t have intelligent supporters.

    • Trump IS the HOAX | May 17, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Syl W Doctor Clorox Von Clowschtick the 3rd, 3rd Impeached that is.

    • Trump IS the HOAX | May 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      ​@Kelly Fehr No it isn’t.

    • @Trump IS the HOAX yes it is

  6. Paul Harrop | May 17, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    Disinformation and the President go hand in hand . When the deaths reach 100,000 (next week) maybe the American people will wake up and see the reality of the crisis .

    • Dorothy Wiese-Bergan | May 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      Except they are not isolated in their non believer bubble. Those idiots will spread to those in the community. Unfortunately, there is no “only trump lovers allowed” gated, self contained community.

    • Dorothy Wiese-Bergan | May 17, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @Holly Baker
      You seem to be the pwoor bwaybe. Cwying about the bad, meanie press not cwonfwirming wour wittle bweweefs dat twump is da gweatest pwesident in the histowy of da world.
      You can lead a trump supporter to facts, but you can’t make them think.
      Maybe if trump were a better president, the press wouldn’t have so much fodder.

    • Tamar Rosenberg-Walker | May 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      His cult will never believe anything unless their leader gives them permission to.

    • Monica Bryan | May 17, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

      The Trump supporters sadly won’t wake up… They are either hypnotized… Or seriously mentally ill… To be ok with the hate, violence and corruption… Is very sad to see.. The rest of the world will likely not travel there anymore after this.. Tourism in the states will most likely be impacted due to the stupidity of many Trump supporters! It’s just such a shame.. I can’t help but shake my head in disbelief

    • Christmas Lore | May 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      They won’t. They don’t even acknowledge these deaths..

  7. Arnold Shiplett | May 17, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

    Trump is the one that is always giving false information why don’t they senser the demon of America!!!

    • Nater's Taters | May 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      Censorship on either side sucks. Eat some taters.

    • Eva Martinez | May 17, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply


    • Twitter’s rules should also apply to Trump.

    • Uncle Daddy | May 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      Censorship is the tool of fascist. Debate is the tool of liberalism.
      If someone is speaking hate speech, show them that prejudice is a hasty generalization fallacy and cure their ignorance. If you punish them you are acting like an authoritarian and they will just be more resentful, if you censor them it will only make them more resentful. Censorship mskes the problem much worse.

    • Lloyd Williams | May 17, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @Uncle Daddy Who cares. If they are dead they can’t whine any longer. 2nd

  8. Mr.D Simpson | May 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    The dummies following their dummy leader so sad.

  9. Picket Fence | May 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    Hate is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die. Stay safe dearest ones. Love, Nurse Carolyn ♡

    • @Donald Trump Thankfully, I’ve got my own pts to care for; folks who are unable to care for themselves, not just unwilling. Seeing as you are “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”, I’m sure you’ll be able to manage changing your own adult diapers. No need to _Depend_ on others for such things; as your doctor said, you’re in “astonishingly excellent health.”. 👨🏼‍⚕️👍
      (But don’t forget to wash your hands before tearing into another hamberder!)

    • Donald Trump | May 17, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      @Suzy Q I’ve never met a nurse who would refuse to give me a sponge bath. You a rug muncher? Lots of those running around these days. I swear we should have never let y’all vote. Your place is as nurses or homemakers.

    • Gregory Mullins | May 17, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      It’s been working excellent so far for whites against blacks for over 4 centuries and it seems there’s no help for blacks in sight

    • Nurse Carol… I know it goes against your morals and deep-seated principles but this is my suggestion… The protesters say it is their freedom that is being taken away… I suggest all healthcare workers just walk off the job… It is YOUR freedom to do so… Don’t RISK YOUR LIVES ANY LONGER FOR those idiots protesting and wanting freedom…
      I know you won’t and can’t do it but it puts everything in proper perspective.!

    • Picket Fence | May 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      @S EE At our pinning ceremony as graduate nurses we take an oath to do no harm, as well we attest to never abandon our post. At least that’s what we did in 1978 ♡

  10. The Blue Arrow | May 17, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    There is a RED infection spreading across America
    Let it be washed away with a BLUE wave in November

  11. DoubledEdgeSword321 | May 17, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

    talk about lies and misinformation..”INJECT DISENFECTANT”?..

  12. DoubledEdgeSword321 | May 17, 2020 at 2:44 PM | Reply

    false and misleading information..”the virus will miraculously disappear in april”..regardless of what the “experts say”..

    • Yep, Twitter should remove that poster.

      Last updated: May 17, 2020, 21:49 GMT
      United States
      Coronavirus Cases:

      Misinfo : it did NOT miraculously disappear .

    • James Mottley | May 17, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      I’m sure he meant most naturally occurring virus’. Engineered viruses may not simply disappear in April b/c they’re engineered for gain of function.

    • Covid-19: April came and went and I’m still here and busy, what else you got that I can prove wrong?

    • MagicSantos | May 17, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Reply

      Why don’t they put him in jail for dangerously handling a pandemic?🤔

    • Lloyd Williams | May 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      @James Mottley Science has proven this is not an engineered virus. Please post your address so we can rid our society of ignorance. Thank you for your cooperation.

  13. laksh nayyar | May 17, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

    covid-19 is a hoax” says Eric Trump, phoning from his basement. “I agree” says the day-drunk TV judge, broadcasting from isolation in her garage

  14. The President if you can call him that literally retweet’s conspiracy sites. That should be treasonous.

    • Adam Iamadam | May 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @Comfort Living Trump has been scrutinized more closely than any other president and they have found nothing. You have been listening to conspiracy theories and fake news like MSNBC for too long.

    • Richard Jansen | May 17, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      you’re the one that capitalized it and wrote about it. be honest you love It.

    • Gene Viève | May 17, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      @Maiden Laura Laura, you see what I mean. Trumpsky is even beginning to immitate Mussolini`s “hand and face gestures.“

    • Don’t argue with the Trumpturds. Ignorance is bliss

    • Dorothy Wiese-Bergan | May 17, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      @Gene Viève
      No. Trump can’t and therefore doesn’t, read. You cant put Marx in a graph.

  15. Douglas Barton | May 17, 2020 at 3:35 PM | Reply

    “Common sense is very uncommon.” – Mark Twain

  16. Maxime Prometheas | May 17, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    “US Democracy is four idiots and an engineer voting on how to get out of a hole.”

  17. Bill Gates warned us in 2015: we were going to have a major pandemic and we are not prepared. Why did Trump shut down Obama’s “Office of Pandemics” and fire all the scientists? Why did he slash funding to the CDC for years?

    • kokoleka808 | May 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      The NIH funded gain-of-function research, which makes SARS-like viruses more virulent and easier to transmit from animal to human, in a BSL-4 lab in Wuhan China circa 2015. In 2017, in an appearance at Georgetown University, Dr. Fauci said there would be a surprise pandemic during the Trump Administration. Back in March of 2020, Bill Gates mentioned how the entire country should be shut down for 6 to 10 weeks when the pandemic hits, that COVID-19 cases would peak during late April, that the nationwide economy would reopen a month later (late May) and that schools would reopen in the Fall. Rocket fuel for conspiracy theorists.

  18. I fear for America, It feels like I am back in Berlin in the 1930’s where I was born. the Nazis behaved the same way.

  19. anthony lyons | May 17, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

    The world is looking at America and going “tsk, tsk”.

  20. Chris Fielder | May 17, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    I love the guy with the, “Just remember the ones selling the pandemic are also selling the vaccine” sign. Problem is that statement only works in the U.S. Most countries have universal healthcare and we’ll all get the vaccine for free.

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