How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It – TECH NAZIS!

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  • If Facebook killed every conservative page overnight, there would be a huge outcry. On the other hand, if Facebook slowly strangled us to death, we’d fade away and would people even notice? 

 

( Townhall ) Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook.

Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the same amount of web traffic as some of the biggest newspapers in America. Barack Obama’s Facebook page was 36 times bigger than our page; yet we had 7 times as many people talking about our content.

Ironically, that’s a big part of what killed the website

 

You see, what Facebook giveth, Facebook can take away. So, why would Facebook want to kill extremely successful Facebook pages that its users enjoyed?

One of the reasons goes back to something I told multiple reporters during the 2016 election. I believe that all of the thriving right wing Facebook pages activated large numbers of what I like to think of as “instinctive conservatives.” You know, the sort of people who love God, guns and America, but who don’t follow politics day to day, read National Review or consume any of Milton Friedman’s books. From what I could see on Facebook, that group of people LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Donald Trump and I believe they were responsible for getting him the GOP nomination and probably even got him over the hump in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. I think the liberals that run Facebook came to that same conclusion.

Before the election season got into full swing, Facebook had already made some mild downgrades to reach. Afterwards, when liberal mainstream media outlets were screaming about Russian ad buys and “fake news,” Facebook systematically, methodically reduced the reach of all its pages with each algorithm change. By then, most of us understood where it was going long-term. If Facebook killed every conservative page overnight, there would be a huge outcry. On the other hand, if Facebook slowly strangled us to death, we’d fade away and would people even notice?

Social media IS the new public square. It’s the place you go when you want to reach out and find an audience.

…….Except Facebook has for all intents and purposes announced that it’s killing off pages.

 

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2018/01/13/how-conservatives-are-being-destroyed-by-facebook-twitter-and-google-without-even-realizing-it-n2433962

 

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2 thoughts on “How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It – TECH NAZIS!

    Internet Censors Must Die said:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:49 am

    They also stifle liberals the establishment doesn’t control.

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    bydesign001 said:
    January 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    After President Trump won the election, my newspaper website went from 3500 reads a day, 30% of that. I believe that Facebook, Twitter and Google played a major role. Strangely enough, at about the time of the severe decrease, the website was hacked…on Memorial Day weekend.

    I get at least two dozen new followers a day on twitter yet my number of followers under my profile remain the same as they do on Facebook. I also created a Facebook page for the newspaper website which seems to be picking up steam but no thanks to Facebook. Facebook keeps bugging me (and Twitter) to promote my posts, my pages and my website. Promote meaning pay $$$$$. Why would I give either a dime. They would take my money while at the same time, downgrading, shadow banning my content. I don’t think so.

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