In our ever-changing modern world, more and more of our traditional sources of information are becoming outdated by the denizens of the digital dome.
Print and traditional cable news sources are becoming increasingly useless in the 21st century, thanks to the realtime advantage of the internet. Certainly, there was a bit of a learning curve, especially with the early days of internet forgery and fakery, but now it seems as though some of these trust issues are fading away.
For instance, we know now that a number of once-neutral sources have taken hard left turns, (We’re looking at you CNN), and should be considered “opinion” reporting first and foremost.
CNN truly is the epitome of the dinosaur media in 2018, thrashing and smashing their way through a period of transition that will certainly spell their end. Worse yet is that, in their attempts to stay relevant, they have strayed so far from the path that the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, has called them “fake news”. To their face. In the White House.
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The one-time “worldwide leader in news” has been reduced to a role as the out of touch uncle who always misused slang around your friends when you were in high school.
Leading the pack now are multi-platform sources such as Google, Facebook, and others, where the content is being created for them…All they need to accomplish is the relay of that data to you, the end consumer.
The scary part about this middleman system is that, for better or for worse, Facebook and the like choose what we see for us. There is no argument that the algorithms are expressly coded to do just such a thing, as Mark Zuckerberg himself has admitted to such chicanery.
Even YouTube has gone down the neo-Fascist path in recent weeks, attempting to ban long-standing media sources should they report a narrative that isn’t harmonious with the goals of YouTube’s top brass.
Make no mistake, folks: This is tyranny of thought.
Even CNN Head Honcho Jeff Zucker has been forced to sound off on this new wave of digital dilution, suggesting that government regulators need to get involved ASAP.
“’Everyone is looking at whether these combinations of AT&T and Time Warner or Fox and Disney pass government approval and muster, the fact is nobody for some reason is looking at these monopolies that are Google and Facebook,’ Zucker said. ‘That’s where the government should be looking, and helping to make sure everyone else survives. I think that’s probably the biggest issue facing the growth of journalism in the years ahead.’”
Of course, this could easily be written off as Zucker simply lashing out against the federal beings that prevented CNN from being absorbed by the absurdly proposed Time Warner merger with AT&T.
In spite of Zucker’s vested interest in federal internet regulation, the point that Google and Facebook may not be very well suited to comply with the First Amendment is a very valid one, especially given both organization’s repeated historical censorship of conservative views.