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'Hitler would have loved social media': Disney CEO

AFP  |  Los Angeles 

on Thursday called upon US politicians to reject hate in the run up to the 2020 election -- and claimed that would have "loved social media" as a tool to spread extremist

"Hate and anger are dragging us toward an abyss," he said at a dinner organized by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization. "Our politics, in particular, are now dominated by contempt."

"Hitler would have loved social media," he added. "It's the most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for." "At its worst, allows evil to prey on troubled minds and lost souls," he said.

With a fierce campaign for the 2020 US expected in the coming months, also stressed that it is "possible to argue policy without attacking people." "I want to hear a pitch that isn't grounded in contempt of others," he said.

"I want to see a vision big enough to include everyone.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:40 IST