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    Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    I am so happy to be seeing this. This type of viral crap website whether they be conservative or liberal, suck and are annoying for anyone who has an attention span longer than five seconds. They hurt everything that the internet was built and intended for.

    According to Axios, which first reported the news, the demise of Rare.us is another example of a viral site built on Facebook’s traffic that could not survive the platform’s algorithm change to its News Feed, now prioritizing posts from friends and family over publisher content.
    https://mediapost.com/publications/a...uldnt-sur.html

    Some graphs here: https://theoutline.com/post/3599/con...=2&zi=d3yobbtj

    The sites that used Facebook the most:

    1. Topix.com (with 48.2% over total traffic coming from social)

    2. Vice.com (48.1%)

    3. Standardnews.com (44.2%)

    4. Independent.co.uk (43.7%)

    5. Rawstory.com (38.2%)

    6. Buzzfeed.com (38.0%)

    7. Thehill.com (33.7%)

    8. Mashable.com (28.4%)

    9. Newyorker.com (26.6%)

    10. Bustle.com (26.0%)

    11. Slate.com (23.2%)

    12. Theatlantic.com (23.1%)
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathlee.../#497f28d234ec

    This should be applauded, but for some reason I think it will be mostly mocked here. Let's see.
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    I am so happy to be seeing this. This type of viral crap website whether they be conservative or liberal, suck and are annoying for anyone who has an attention span longer than five seconds. The hurt everything that the internet was built and intended for.


    https://mediapost.com/publications/a...uldnt-sur.html

    Some graphs here: https://theoutline.com/post/3599/con...=2&zi=d3yobbtj

    The sites that used Facebook the most:



    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathlee.../#497f28d234ec

    This should be applauded, but for some reason I think it will be mostly mocked here. Let's see.
    Mixed feelings here. I quit FB when people I once knew began pushing flat earth crap. It reminded me why I never hung around them after HIgh School or bothered to look them up in R/L

    So, there is that.

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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Mixed feelings here. I quit FB when people I once knew began pushing flat earth crap. It reminded me why I never hung around them after HIgh School or bothered to look them up in R/L

    So, there is that.
    I have blocked most of my friends because they share fake crap. I am still friends with them, but hide their timelines. If I want to see what they are up to I just click on their names. The rest I have on my FB wall is just news/media publications, mostly tech and some politics.
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Not fond of them deciding what is and isn't "fake news". They're supposed to be a social media site, not a site that determines what is and isn't fake. But its their site.
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Not fond of them deciding what is and isn't "fake news". They're supposed to be a social media site, not a site that determines what is and isn't fake. But its their site.
    Yeah well, I am not going to shed a tear for Pamela Geller, InfoWars, NaturalNews and Breitbart not being able to GAME the system anymore.
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Yeah well, I am not going to shed a tear for Pamela Geller, InfoWars, NaturalNews and Breitbart not being able to GAME the system anymore.
    Would you care if they did the same to CNN? MSNBC? CBS? Where do you draw the line? When do you start saying "Enough is enough! Not your job to tell me what I should/shouldn't listen to!"?
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Would you care if they did the same to CNN? MSNBC? CBS? Where do you draw the line? When do you start saying "Enough is enough! Not your job to tell me what I should/shouldn't listen to!"?
    You're comparing apples to bananas. Pamela Geller, InfoWars, NaturalNews and Breitbart are not MSM news by any stretch of the imagination.

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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    So, Facebook censors right political views and outlets. This is not news. If you want to be told what you can see/hear, fine. One of many reasons why I have never, and will never, have a Facebook account.
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    You're comparing apples to bananas. Pamela Geller, InfoWars, NaturalNews and Breitbart are not MSM news by any stretch of the imagination.
    Ah so its perfectly OK for them to allow "news" that is established (and that they happen to agree with) but any and all other outlets need to be shut out? Seems to me like you're promoting a monopoly. Tell me, was CNN et al considered MSM when they started out?
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    Re: Facebook is Slowly Fixing Fake News

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Ah so its perfectly OK for them to allow "news" that is established (and that they happen to agree with) but any and all other outlets need to be shut out? Seems to me like you're promoting a monopoly. Tell me, was CNN et al considered MSM when they started out?
    Yeah, it's OK for established credible news sources. The news is meant to inform, not to validate opinions.

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