During the 2016 election campaign it was routinely charged that Facebook and Google were manipulating public opinion in favor of Hillary. Zuckerberg was a kid in a candy shop offering to push agendas when he met with Podesta. He wanted to be taught the ropes… He wanted Hillary to win. And he wanted to be a part of that history making.
December Soros sold a tremendous portion of his shares of Facebook and Google.
In January, Soros gave numerous press feeds that Facebook and Google were evil monopoly IT giants manipulating public thought, and they needed to be highly regulated like – tobacco.
In January Zuckerberg announced plans to alter the algorythms of Facebook news feeds so as to give priority to family and friends. What does that mean? According to Zuckerberg this change will be ‘good for people’s well-being’. So Zuckerberg will now determine which businesses, which brands, and which media is ‘good for our well being’.
Those most affected are commentary articles, opinion articles, and political articles that aren’t feel-good. In other words, it is massive Censorship! And Soros basically engineered the entire coup. Why? Because it will suppress political knowledge and create a listless feed of Entertainment Hollywood style to fill our minds with emptiness. Merkel was already using Zuckerberg to censor anti-Muslim views, with which he complied.
This was all engineered by Soros so as to create a fake stance of repudiation because a considerable conservative media existed on Facebook blogs.
YTD, the price of Facebook shares have tipped $192 and dropped to $172.
There are alternative platforms that are getting off the street, albeit slowly; Diaspora, Ello, EyeEm, and Path. Of these Path has the most registered users at 30 million, Ello has roughly 4 million, and Diaspora is struggling with about 60,000.
Problem: EyeEm is based in Germany and as such follows the strict censorship rules implemented by Merkel. Path is not really a competitor given it was founded by a former Facebook executive to be used in conjunction with Facebook. Diaspora doesn’t have the audience. Ello is thus the only alternative. Ello is a public forum with no blocking features, nor privacy features and no censorship. For now.
Twitter has admitted to censorship for a number of years using a technique called shadow banning in which your post is blocked and you are not made aware and so can’t complain, or simply blocking your account through a suspension. Also called censorship.
Government owned news media thrive despite the contention that such a thing is Communist. BBC is owned by the government, and all content is approved before publication. Two stations in Australia are government owned; ABC and SBS. In Canada there is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canada Post. New Zealand has a television station and the New Zealand Post. Most African nations have their government owned media. The US has been accused of media manipulation for decades beginning with The Washington Post in Operation Mockingbird.
Typically, state owned media is considered a Communist ideology.
But Hillary was no slouch in utilizing social media in her campaign to lure voters; Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Quora, PinInterest, Instagram, YouTube. Clinton was everywhere, dominating the scroll – and still didn’t muster a win. She had panels of writers whose job was to create messages.
Recently, Trump has gained more favorable ratings. Mostly as a result of his social media campaign in which he has the opportunity to reveal what he’s accomplished instead of what the MSM continually portrays. How best to manipulate the thoughts and opinions? Eliminate all availability through algorithm alterations and fill the empty space with ‘good for people’s well-being’ cherry plucked information.
Unless there is a fast track alternative, conservative news will ultimately die out, quashed and beaten, it won’t have a readership because of – an algorithm.