Get news like this in your Facebook News FeedIn February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.
The late pundit Robert Novak used to say that government officials can choose to be either “a source or a target.” In other words, leak information to reporters and you can count on flattering coverage and protection from them. An added bonus to leaking, as former Intelligence Director Jim Clapper discovered, is that the network to which you are leaking will turn you into a paid contributor. According to Congressman Jim Jordan, speaking to Fox News, “Clapper was actually the guy leaking information” to CNN about the presidential briefing on the Steele dossier that served as the pretext for the media feeding frenzy over possible Russian blackmail of Trump.
by Allum Bokhari15 Mar 20180The report is based on data from the third-party service SimilarWeb, which tracks web traffic. It shows that conservative publishers have lost an average of 14 percent of their traffic from Facebook since the platform’s newsfeed change, while liberal websites have gained an average of 2 percent. When Fox News, a high-traffic outlier, is removed from the results, the average drop in Facebook traffic for conservative websites is 32.4 percent.
Get news like this in your Facebook News FeedAustin Petersen is running for US Senate in Missouri.Austin was banned by Facebook for 30 days earlier this month.banned from Facebook for 30 days… again.— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) March 7, 2018Am I being selfish in trying to draw attention to the fact that the most powerful social media and publishing site in the world has banned a federal senate candidate for 30 days, while their COO donates to his opponent? Shouldn’t this be a bigger deal? #Facebook
Get news like this in your Facebook News FeedGuest post by Joe HoftAccording to the report –Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm changes implemented in early February.