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Facebook Drops Nuke on Alternative Media – Tests Removal of News Articles in Pay-to-Play Scheme

Monday, October 23, 2017 15:34
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by Pete Santilli

Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about censorship on Facebook, Youtube and other prominent social media sites.  They’re especially concerned about the untrustworthy news reporting by the main stream media, and have migrated to the internet in order to find authentic, unfiltered news about the world we live in.

Today Facebook has taken one giant leap towards boxing out independent journalists by announcing they are “testing” removal of alternative media publishers from their news feed unless they pay to have their articles posted.

Essentially, people who are starved for truthful news reporting will only have an opportunity to read articles published by those who can afford to.   Where does this leave the truth in journalism?  

Back in the early days of Google, people would trust that when they type a question such as “…what is the best refrigerator to buy…”, Google would instantly employ a scientific algorithym which scanned their database and came up with the most popular answer.   No.  The answers provided by Google was based on who paid for the ad to show up on top of the search results.   If the brand Kenmore showed up, it had nothing to do with what refrigerator is best or more popular, it had everything to do with Kenmore paying to be on the consumer’s screen.

In the very near future, Americans will open up Facebook; check their news feed to find out what’s happening in the world and receive only pre-paid articles.  Alternative media reports and analysis may soon be deleted.

Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed

Read the article published on Mashable:

Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed—unless they pay

Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality. 

The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don’t follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from friends and Pages users do follow.

But that’s not true for everyone. In six markets, Facebook has removed posts from Pages in the original News Feed and relegated them to another feed, Filip Struhárik, editor and social media manager at Denník N, wrote. That means Facebook’s main feed is no longer a free playing field for publishers. Instead, it’s a battlefield of “pay to play,” where publishers have to pony up the dough to get back into the News Feed.

It’s a stark change from how media outlets have grown with Facebook. Publishers like BuzzFeed’s Tasty and NowThis grew via distributing viral posts and videos on News Feed, as Ziad Ramley, former social lead at Al Jazeera English, wrote. While companies had to employ social media managers, they could generally rely on them sharing content without paying to boost it. 

That game could be over, creating a nightmare situation for publishers while Facebook hopes it leads to more advertising revenue. 

Living off organic Facebook reach?
You’re in for a tough time
That free party is over.
News Feed in 2018 will be for paying guests only.

— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) October 21, 2017

Here’s an example of the frustration people are feeling about censorship and Orwellian control of the flow of information on the internet.  More importantly, this Youtuber (The Sane Progressive) offers a solution that we all need to consider.

In the coming days, I plan to get back to the airwaves and announce some very exciting news about solutions to overcome Main Stream Media propaganda and internet censorship.  Please stay tuned by subscribing to my YouTube channel, as well as my Facebook page.

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  • Just me

    I’m still rooting for the EMP. Let’s see how well you survive in the REAL world.

  • 2QIK4U

    Who uses FAKEBOOK anymore? Only fake people

  • Don - 1

    FB deleted my account in 2012 because I said Sandy Hook was a hoax. FB is all about radical far left censorship and control.

  • Anonymous

    So, you think people promoting fake news and lies should be rewarded? Should be paid to deceive people? Should have a platform to spread evil lies and slanders? Don’t you find posting this rant, over some need for truthful alternative media, at a place like BIN just a tad bizarre and ironic? Got your bugout bag handy, because the FEMA Bigfeets are coming for you any minute now?

    Maybe you think the world should be reduced to stupid, tabloid “journalism” that people whip-up in their mother’s basement, call that news, and every website should not only be plagued with it, but pay crackpots to post it? You think everybody really wants the world you live in, that it’s an entire nation of tin foil hats? Think again.

    I think liars and slanderers are crooks, scum, and a few thousand years of this historic perspective, God and civilized humanity, are on my side. Did you know the word “devil” means slanderer? How many people have YOU lied about, all of you? Is that from God, or Satan? Bottom line, what sort of honor do any of you really have? The answer is none.

    John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

  • Deb

    So stoked your back! I met Deb and Maureen in Vegas at the courthouse and they are such wonderful women!

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