Tag: social media

Analysis: Outrage Drives Clicks, Rage Sells Stories: The Brutal Economy of the Culture War
by Sam Harrison

With Twitter begrudgingly apologising for its slow response to musician Wiley’s antisemitic rant, despite it violating the site's guidelines for hate speech, it comes as no surprise that the posts stayed up for as long as they did, writes Sam Harrison. Twitter is merely following the economic logic of the ‘culture-industrial complex’, which sees media companies profit off of online controversy. 

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