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Why do businesses get involved with politics?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by jrbiz, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. jrbiz

    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    #21
    To follow that up: if Twitter's fascist leanings do not affect the other side, does it have any effect on the fascist side? I guess what I am asking is whether Twitter's political activities actually have much of an effect, in general? I suppose by blocking the non-fascist members' posts, it can limit discussion but if people still use it in the same amounts and recognize its blatant biases, has Twitter actually furthered its nefarious causes?
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    JEET Notable Member

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    #22
    For these social sites, I think the big money maker is "number of views on ads".

    I'll tell you about my own behaviour.
    Until 2013-14, I was barely active on any social site.
    I used to check my fb account once a week may be.
    Today I am checking it at least 10 times daily. Sometimes that many times in 2-3 hours...

    Its not just about blocking content from one side, Its also about spreading content of other side more.
    In just these last 6-8 years, use of whatsapp has grown so much, that I cannot even explain it.
    Lot of it is happening via paid APIs.

    Its difficult to explain what these companies are doing here...
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #23
    Good question @jrbiz Wondered the same question many times myself. Me thinks reasonable CEO's would not. Looney ones would. Most CEO's make BAD politicians anyway. A litmus test: a CEO gets involved in politics - beware, there's so much more to his/her persona than he/she has lead you to believe. And usually it's not good.

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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    You raise a good point. The best CEO's I have known are too busy and/or have higher priorities than getting involved in politics.
     
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