Without having to deal with competition from authentically pro-Trump voices, Shapiro’s reach has grown massively.
The times have never been tougher for patriots and Trump supporters on social media networks, but neoconservative commentator Ben Shapiro has gone largely unscathed, and his traffic on the Facebook platform is growing as a result.
Without having to deal with competition from authentically pro-Trump voices, Shapiro’s reach has grown massively. The New York Times commented on Shapiro’s impressive reach on Facebook:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“The conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has gotten 56 million total interactions on his Facebook page in the last 30 days. That’s more than the main pages of ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR combined.” <a href="https://t.co/0SktIRzWfq">https://t.co/0SktIRzWfq</a></p>— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytdavidbrooks/status/1299133681798266880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Shapiro’s influence is growing while the social media purges are ramping up.