CBS’s ‘The Activist’ seems to think doomscrolling equals activism

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The entertainment industry spends millions researching what we watch and why every year. As climate destruction and a global pandemic make it more difficult to turn away from our social media feeds, CBS has found a new way to exploit these horrors with its show “The Activist.” Doomscrollers are their new audience.

According to Deadline, the five-week CBS reality series will “feature six inspiring activists teamed with three high-profile public figures working together to bring meaningful change to one of three vitally important world causes: health, education, and environment.”

The show is perfectly timed: For the last few years, we have been stuck in a crisis loop. When California catches on fire, the…

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Author: Makena Kelly