Breitbart, it turned out in Benkler's study, was three times more influential than its closest rival, Fox News, during the 2016 election. In this way, it has, according to Benkler, served as a sort of filter that helps legitimize racist ideas. Benkler told Hylton that "Breitbart is not talking about these issues in the same way you would find on the extreme right. . . . They don't use the same language you find on sites like VDARE and The Daily Stormer''—two sites connected to the white-nationalist alt-right movement.