Nadine Dorries claims that social media is a Leftie echo chamber.
Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Culture, has slammed left-wing activists who have “hijacked” social media.
She claimed that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have created an echo chamber where people are “afraid” of harsh “judgments and criticism.”
The Tory politician, who rose from a working-class Liverpool family to become a bestselling author and Cabinet minister, called the negative response to her new role “quite misogynistic.”
“Sometimes I think we just need to tone down the condemnation and judgment, and evaluate and engage a little bit more than we do,” she said in her first TV interview since taking the job, according to the BBC.
Social media, I believe, plays a significant role in this.
“The echo chambers of social media have amplified people’s fears.”
Ms Dorries’ previous comments on the arts, particularly her 2017 lament about the impact of “left-wing snowflakes,” were revisited when she was given the culture brief.
“Left-wing snowflakes are destroying comedy, tearing down historic statues, removing books from universities, dumbing down panto, removing Christ from Christmas, and suppressing free speech,” she wrote on Twitter.
History does, unfortunately, repeat itself.
Following that, it’ll be music.”
Any such strident posts, she told BBC News, are aimed at campaigners “on the left who have hijacked that space” rather than people who “wish to talk about these issues seriously.”
Freedom of speech is a “non-negotiable” part of the UK’s democracy, according to Downing Street.
Ms Dorries, who appeared on I’m A Celebrity in 2012, also stated that the Culture Recovery Fund’s new round of funding, which will see nearly 1,000 organizations receive a share of £100 million, will aid institutions “during the recovery period.”
With a grant of £1,288,643, the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House receives the largest amount.
The Bristol Old Vic, the English National Ballet in London, and the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, which will receive £1 million, are among those who will benefit.
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