last week, a story about how conservative media stories are prevented from trending on Facebook, became ironic when the story originally — reported by Gizmodo — started trending.
The Inquisitr provided details on the claim, which was originally made from a Facebook employee who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, who also claimed that they were one of the few conservatives within the company.
The angle played up with this story is that liberals are suppressing conservative voices, which Facebook denies.
The fact that Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s CEO, publicly called to meet with conservatives immediately after the news broke is odd, and online conservative media source Breitbart thought so as well.
In a post where they brag about their algorithm knowledge and Facebook popularity, Breitbart says that they don’t want a meeting with Facebook before they make make absurd demands, and that instead, Zuckerberg be available to be “grilled” by their tech editor, Milo Yiannopoulos.
It needs to be noted that it’s hardly ever been the case that media sources like Breitbart would care for any help from social media networks, as far as trending is concerned, for the simple fact that they’ve always been self-reliant, which is why bragging in their post makes sense.
But the article also reminds us of their hatred for Hillary Clinton, and in the context of Facebook’s association with her, they’re drawing a line in the sand without any real intention to follow through with an actual meeting.
Inquisitr also reminds readers of their involvement with leading the way to try and take the Clintons down.
But the accusations of unfairness and of Facebook suppression has the signature of a Drudge/Breitbart story, where a conservative loyalist embedded in the Facebook company has gone “full mole” for the right-wing media source.
And it isn’t as if conservative stories aren’t getting out there, aside from the constant trolling of the Republican party on the American people with 24 hour news reports of what they’re obstructing, their expected responses to anything Obama does, says or doesn’t say, or how politically incorrect they’re trying to be.
— Media Vybz (@OneMediaVybz) March 11, 2016
Even the GOP debates have some of the highest viewer ratings of any televised event of any election year ever.
Not to leave out Fox News, who are their own network with a Facebook page, and get free promotion every time the liberal media writes about them, or when all of the late night show hosts are making fun of them and their conservative leadership during their opening monologues.
No. What this is really about is for them to demand that companies who have dominating algorithms that are cracking down on bogus news stories, and free up the ability to pollute the internet with conspiracy theories and right-wing propaganda, just as it used to be before those search engine algorithms started “cleaning house.”
When The McLaughlin Group discussed the Facebook issue, they accepted the liberal position within the media.
Inquisitr published an article about a poll showing how a percentage of the Republican-Conservative base believe in the misinformation of how America is doing under the Obama administration, which gives some credibility to the pundits who say that the nation is polarized.
Much like the point made in the article where it shows examples of a political party using various tactics of manipulation on-line and off-line, and that conservative media is crying foul and saying that they’re being suppressed is just their way of using the same tactics to get their very loyal and united factions to rise up against Facebook, and the liberal media in general, to reach and infect more people.
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