Why a conservative social network would fail Tech| Social
Twitter and Facebook CEOs Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, in their wildest dreams, would love the Donald Trump Jr. notion of “one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives” would start up a conservative social network.
- Don Jr. tweeted Thursday: “Heck, I’d even support an unbiased version of any of them. I’m not looking for an echo chamber, I’m just looking for a level playing field. No more bias! No more BS!” [Update]
The bottom line: You can’t create a Fox News for social. Snap stock is flat because it’s struggling to grow, with just 188 million daily active users. “Hannity,” by contrast, the most-watched show on Fox News, attracts a mere 3 million viewers. For a conservative social network to succeed, it would need orders of magnitude more reach than Fox News. Which isn’t going to happen.