Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trump will have a secret weapon to punish his enemies — and it’s perfectly legal

Trump will have a secret weapon to punish his enemies — and it’s perfectly legal

Independent media aren’t as vulnerable to regulatory threats, but they’re more vulnerable to harassing lawsuits filed by Trump himself or a business ally such as Peter Thiel — who funded the lawsuit that killed Gawker. Even Facebook, which plays a larger role in disseminating news than it will admit, could shake up its algorithm to favor pro-Trump propaganda to stay in the good graces of U.S. trade negotiators or financial regulators. “We are used to corruption in which the rich buy political favor,” Yglesias wrote. “What we need to learn to fear is corruption in which political favor becomes the primary driver of economic success.”

  

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