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Facebook Announces They Will Remove News Media Governments Don't Want You To See Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 12:34:04 Id: 79e9be [Preview] No. 5395
In a move that is set to infuriate news organizations that are not deemed "trustworthy", Facebook is set to introduce "sweeping changes" to its newsfeed as early as next week, prioritizing trustworthy sites and removing "clickbait" and unwanted news publishers, while promoting posts from friends and family, the WSJ reports.

Under its new approach, Facebook would evaluate parameters such as public polling about news outlets, and whether readers are willing to pay for news from particular publishers. Such variables would inform its algorithm that determines which publishers’ posts are pushed higher in the feed, one of the people said.

"It is not known how Facebook will decide which publications are deemed trustworthy." (Expect total censorship)

The move would thrust Facebook into an even more active role in deciding what content is acceptable on its site, in other words censoring content it deems inappropriate while promoting news outlets that are ideologically aligned with the organization.

This will only succeed in further alienating an already deeply polarized American population.

Here are alternatives to look at if you choose to ditch mainstream social media platforms: >>5372

https://archive.fo/4m9TT
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-11/facebook-introducing-sweeping-changes-will-prioritze-only-trustworthy-news


Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 12:42:46 Id: 79e9be [Preview] No.5397 del
Here's what I predict happening: liberals will continue to stick around Facebook, Twitter, Google etc and conservatives are going to start fleeing to other places like Patreon, Unseen and Gab (or just shift over to using image boards like I have).

All this political censorship is only isolating more and more groups of people away from one another. P2P and BT clients will be among two of the only platforms where all users can participate without discrimination. Other than that, the internet will become extremely divided.



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