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How a social media campaign helped drive Bill O'Reilly out of Fox News

How a social media campaign helped drive Bill O'Reilly out of Fox News

When Media Matters launched in 2004, it published online articles criticizing Bill O'Reilly for allegations of sexual harassment. The blog posts helped turn the liberal watchdog group into a potent thorn on the side of conservative pundits, but they ultimately failed to stop O'Reilly as a star host of Fox News.

Thirteen years later and facing numerous similar allegations, O'Reilly is out of his job.

There's no single reason the ouster campaign proved successful this time: It could have been the critical press coverage, the thousands of posts in years since about O’Reilly on the Media Matters website and others like it, or simply the sheer number of accusers whose allegations...

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