As though Facebook’s overreach into the media world couldn’t get any more Orwellian, the social media platform is now dictating how news stories are written.
Mark Zuckerberg, the perpetually-hoodied CEO of the world’s most popular website, has long made it very clear that he does not approve of American traditional values. His war on U.S. conservatives has been raging for years, with a number of terrifying bouts of censorship to show for it.
First, he came for our news stories’ popularity by arbitrarily instructing his staff to remove conservative news sites from the Trending Topics section of the site, no matter their rightful place as some of the most shared stories on the site.
Then, he began allowing individual users to flag shared posts as “fake news”; possibly the most egregious piece of journalistic undermining in modern history.
Now, on top of all of his other sins against the free press, Zuckerberg’s goons are now telling media outlets whether or not they included enough information in their articles, regardless of whether or not those published articles are completely and unequivocally factual to begin with.
“Facebook warned Breitbart News on Friday that the author of a completely factual story concerning the accuser of Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore needed to consult ‘additional reporting’ from the liberal fact-checker Politifact.
“The story, published on Friday morning, detailed how Beverly Young Nelson, who accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager, admitted to adding ‘notes’ to part of her yearbook, which she claims Moore signed.
“This revelation came despite Nelson claiming at her initial press conference alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred, that the entire yearbook document was solely Moore’s handwriting.
“In a message sent to Breitbart News’s Facebook page, the company warned that there was ‘additional reporting’ from liberal fact-checker Politifact on the issue.“’Before you share this content, you might want to know that there is additional reporting on this from PolitiFact,’ the message read.”
This, by all intents and purposes, is a massive detriment to the First Amendment, and it undermines the very concept of Free Speech.
Facebook’s power as the premiere social media network in the history of the world dictates that, in order to be a functioning and powerful piece of the media landscape, they must allow for individual users to share their own thoughts, opinions, and research. This is the very essence of social media to begin with. By casting doubt on every user’s individual wealth of knowledge, citing their own sources, Facebook is nothing more than a neo-Fascist filter for reality.
Much like Hitler in the 1930’s, Facebook is attacking the free press and attempting to neuter the narrative to fit their own idea of what the world should understand. Without intervention, it is far too possible that Mark Zuckerberg will continue this horrific indoctrination of America’s social media generation, thrusting the nation even further into the leftist abyss.