Meta’s Trump Calculus and Regime Change at Netflix

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Hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton

Produced by Davis Land

Edited by Paula Szuchman and Shreeya Sinha

Engineered by Alyssa Moxley

Original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano and Rowan Niemisto

What does Donald Trump’s reinstatement on Facebook and Instagram mean for our politics and platforms? Then, Netflix in its post-Reed era.

And, how the Bored Ape Yacht Club went from being the Disney of Web3 to handing out sewer passes for their new video game.

Credit…Photo Illustration: The New York Times; Photo: Gaelen Morse/Reuters

On today’s episode:

  • Lucas Shaw is an entertainment industry reporter for Bloomberg.

Additional reading:

  • Meta reinstated Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

  • Trump looked to get out of a deal with his own social media site, Truth Social

  • The Jan. 8 riots in Brazil mirrored aspects of the U.S. Capitol Riots, including the use of tech platforms to organize rioters.

  • Donald Trump used Truth Social to attack former Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman.


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. The show is edited by Paula Szuchman and Shreeya Sinha. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Hanna Ingber, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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