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Why Did Harvard Hire Jabba the Hut?

Posted on | September 10, 2020 | No Comments

 

Doesn’t Harvard University have a medical school? Their department of endocrinology could study Joan Donovan as a case of hypothyroidism or some other metabolic disorder. Instead of being a research subject, however, this circus freak is on the faculty of a journalism center:

Conservative journalists who post videos of riots are the problem, not the riots. That’s the word from a professor at Harvard Kennedy’s prominent Shorenstein Center.
Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the center,  blamed conservatives for being the real source of America’s modern violence. Her September 3 op-ed ran in the MIT Technology Review specifically targeted “right-wing adversarial media-makers like Elijah Schaffer and Andy Ngo.”
Her piece, “How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets,” condemned conservatives for using social media as a “machine to spread a narrative of lawless rioting.” Donovan smeared the uptick in use of video to condemn the violence of rioters as “the rise of riot porn.” . . .
She called for social media companies to “work actively to prevent militias and vigilante groups from staging these armed standoffs” against rioters and specified that this “includes shutting down event pages” and “removing the accounts of those who are calling for physical violence.” . . .
Donovan complained that “right-wing media makers have recorded and circulated videos of violent altercations at protests in cities,” which in turn has “mobilized white militia and vigilante groups to take up arms against Black Lives Matter and ‘antifa’ protesters.” Donovan added that this has established a “self-fulfilling and physically attacking g cycle where white vigilantes feel justified in menacing and physically attacking racial justice protesters — and inspire others to do the same.”
“Because right-wing reactionaries do not have the same kind of experience in organizing street protests as the left, they instead rely heavily on social media — particularly Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter — to mobilize crowds,” Donovan theorized.

Pretty sure she’s got Princess Leia in chains somewhere.




 

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