Prepare to be Zucked! As if Facebook wasn't already bad enough with the censorship and dictating free speech, they will now allegedly begin handpicking the news outlets you see.
That's right, Facebook will be choosing the news you see on the platform. They already suppress Conservative news outlets, so this will give them even more of a biased upper hand.
Axios reports that social media giant Facebook has new plans aimed at helping handpicked news outlets on its platform and will be hiring a number of seasoned journalists to curate a planned “News Tab” feature.
Facebook plans to personalize the News Tab meaning it will require a vast amount of content on a wide range of topics for users. The new venture is reportedly part of a personal project by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to improve the company’s relationship with publishers which have previously accused social media of destroying their business models and stealing content.
Because what everyone really needs is @facebook giving even more power and control to establishment corporate media hacks. ???
Breitbart News: Facebook Hiring Corporate Media Veterans to Manually Curate ‘News Tab’https://t.co/ZVizsGAWq3
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 20, 2019
Campbell Brown, head of Facebook news partnerships said, “Our goal with the News tab is to provide a personalized, highly relevant experience … The majority of stories people will see will appear in the tab via algorithmic selection.”
Facebook will reportedly be paying dozens of publishers in order to license content for the News Tab and news from many other sources will be included. The largest partners in the project will be paid millions of dollars a year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Facebook representatives have stated that they would be willing to pay as much as $3 million a year to license headlines and article previews from news outlets, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Personalized my butt! This is just another way to control the news you are given in an attempt to change how you perceive things. They want to control how we think and they are willing to pay good money in order to do so!