So how do we fight against this? We saw what happened in the USA with the Facebook propaganda against Hillary Clinton to allow Trump to win.
Now it is coming to Canada with Ontario Proud, who is weaponizing Facebook against the Liberals. From Canadaland
An official third-party advertiser in the upcoming provincial election, Ontario Proud knows how to weaponize social media platforms in the same way that has proven effective for the successful populist movements of Brexit and Trump. Its Facebook page now boasts over 289,000 likes, which — if the vast majority are indeed Ontarians, as founder Jeff Ballingall asserts — would translate to one in every 47 Ontario residents following the page. That’s more likes than the respective pages of Premier Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party, (then) Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, the Ontario PC Party, NDP leader Andrea Horwath, and the Ontario NDP — combined. The Ontario Proud page also gets more Facebook engagement than the the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail pages together, something Ballingall is fond of gloating about.
Ballingall explains that he’s trying to reach people who are only “moderately interested” in politics.
“How do I reach the woman who works at the Honda dealership in Oshawa? You reach her through Facebook, not through Twitter,” he says in a sit-down interview.
And he is setting up a BC Proud, there is an Alberta Proud. Now of course we have Rebel Media, and we have several Alt-Right groups in Canada posting videos on YouTube and sharing it freely. Let's not forget the dozens and dozens of platforms created on social media to villify Justin Trudeau.
It is not just an echo chamber of people in a bubble. This is reaching the masses, Just look south of the border.
So what can we do to combat this propaganda? Ignoring it won't make it go away. Or are Coinservative supporters such an expert on spreading this propaganda and we are powerless to stop it?