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In the marketing campaigns for the two newest shows in the Fox News lineup, the term “cancel culture” was front and center, making explicit the driving force behind the network’s post-Trump focus.

While cancel culture has split meanings among the American public and 16% say they don’t know what it means, the issue has a higher resonance among conservatives, who are twice as likely to have heard of it, according to a recent Insider poll. Among the many definitions and connotations of cancel culture, Merriam-Webster defines it as “to withdraw one’s support for (someone, such as a celebrity, or something, such as a company) publicly and especially on social media.”

Ever since Fox fell under a siege of its own making during the lame duck period of Donald Trump’s presidency, the absence of its superfan — not just from its airwaves, save for a few call-ins, but also Twitter and all other major social media platforms — left a vacuum heading into the Biden administration.

Instead of President Joe Biden filling it, Trump’s social media ban after the Jan. 6 insurrection and preexisting culture wars falling under the umbrella of cancel culture have sustained the network’s …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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