ELDER PATRIOT – It’s been well known to those who operate alternative news websites that Facebook uses its algorithms to limit their exposure to other Facebook users. Limited exposure translates into diminished ad revenues that we rely on to sustain our daily efforts.
Finally, “anonymous sources at Facebook’s news team have confirmed to Gizmodo that, in addition to suppressing conservative news sources, the company suppresses stories about itself while artificially promoting stories about the Black Lives Matter movement.”
After initially denying it, Zuckerberg waited a few days before claiming an exhaustive internal audit done by Facebook insiders came to the conclusion that they were not guilty of the accusations. Duh. You expected a different conclusion?
Along with diminished traffic, some posts are met with outright banishment that is never adequately explained to the “offender” so that they might avoid similar service interruptions in the future.
So Zuckerberg has decided to meet with people he has labeled as “leading conservatives” to hear their concerns. Interestingly they are all #NeverTrump acolytes. Glenn Beck, SE Cupp, Dana Perino, Arthur Brooks and Zac Moffatt are the invitees.
It’s likely that Zuckerberg will be able to fashion a plan that they find acceptable since everyone at the table will be interested in joining with Zuckerberg to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
The question is where will that leave the rest of us who support Trump, the most popular Republican candidate in history and the man who has broad appeal through the center of the political spectrum attracting millions of Democrat voters along with rank and file Republicans. What will happen to our arguments in support Trump?
Facebook will continue to limit the reach of its users whose political messages they disagree with and to limit what appears on their users’ news feeds. This, in turn, will limit the advertising dollars that information providers can generate. As the dollars dry up so does the ability of content providers to dedicate their days to research in their efforts to spread the truth.
The alternative media has saved us from another Romney or McCain as our candidate. Do not let Zuckerberg and Leftist censors take it away from us.
If you find a story of interest please share it by linking to us. You can no longer assume that it will make it through the filter and onto the news feeds of others who need to see it.