How Fox, Facebook, and the Maga Media Are Destroying America
A functioning society relies on a shared sense of reality. Currently, American Democracy is teetering on the edge of downfall because of a growing gap between our political parties regarding what is true.
Bestselling author and podcaster Dan Pfeiffer is a former senior strategy and communications advisor to President Barack Obama. In his new book, BATTLING THE BIG LIE: How Fox, Facebook, and the Maga Media Are Destroying America, Pfeiffer details how political disinformation curated and fomented by an organized and disciplined right-wing propaganda machine and magnified by unconstrained social media platforms is undermining American Democracy. This book is a call to arms for anyone who values the truth and wants to restore trust in our democracy.
Pfeiffer dissects how a billionaire-funded right-wing disinformation machine bent reality to convince conservatives to believe the big lie. Then, he uses his insider knowledge to break down how it functions. Finally, he outlines what progressives can do to combat this unending torrent of disinformation.
This Friday the Dems Club will watch an interview with author Dan Pfeiffer about the book. Find out what he has learned about organized disinformation campaigns and what we can do to counter them.
Pod Save America
Join Dan Pfeiffer and fellow Democratic strategists Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor for a conversation about politics and grassroots political action. This bi-weekly podcast breaks down the news to what is politically relevant and what it means for Democrats. Crooked Media produces Pod Save America. It is available on Youtube and wherever you listen to podcasts.
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