It is really no secret that Facebook has a secret list of who it favors as trusted news. The fact that all the gains with the latest algorithm changes fell to the liberal progressive news feed is an answer in and of itself. It is a simple matter of reviewing the data and see who is gaining in views and who is losing following. In the meantime, Facebook management holds to the lie that they are being as fair as they can be. Read this report and then you be the judge.
As Written and Reported By Peter Hasson for the Daily Caller:
- Facebook made two key algorithm changes that benefitted specific media outlets and harmed their competitors
- Conservative publishers have been hit the hardest by the algorithm changes
- Facebook told TheDCNF it won’t identify which outlets it’s boosting and which ones it’s suppressing
Within the span of eight days in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two different key changes to Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm that together have boosted a “trusted” minority of news outlets while suppressing their competitors.
First, Facebook would slash news articles’ share of the newsfeed from five percent to four percent in the coming months, Zuckerberg said. Second, Facebook would boost certain “trusted” news outlets and suppress other, ostensibly less trustworthy sources.
The algorithm changes have disproportionately harmed conservative publishers, tech website The Outline concluded in a lengthy report earlier in March. Conservative and right-wing publishers “were hit the hardest” by the algorithm change, the report found, “while the engagement numbers of most predominantly liberal publishers remained unaffected.”
Conservative website Western Journalism reached the same conclusion in a similar data report last week. Conservative websites saw a significant drop in traffic from Facebook following the algorithm change, while comparable liberal ……
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