Is CNN still bent out of shape over that whole Meme War incident from last year, or are they just petty tyrants who demand the competition be silenced?
For all the indignation we hear from them about a ‘free press’ they sure are eager to shut other people up.
Maybe they think only SOME biases deserve to pass through the media filter.
Someone from CNN pressed Facebook about their policy on ‘Infowars’.
In his CNN piece, Darcy reveals how he asked the head of Facebook’s News Feed John Hegeman, “How the company could claim it was serious about tackling the problem of misinformation online while simultaneously allowing InfoWars to maintain a page with nearly one million followers on its website.”
Hegeman explained that InfoWars has “not violated something that would result in them being taken down.”
Not satisfied, Darcy asked Facebook product specialist Sara Su why Facebook allowed Infowars to operate a page when it “is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues.”
When Darcy asked Facebook for a follow up statement, his third attempt to have Facebook shut down Infowars in a single day, the company admitted that it down-ranked Infowars content in its algorithm.
“We work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that down-ranking inauthentic content strikes that balance,” said Facebook spokeswoman Lauren Svensson. “In other words, we allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we’re not going to show it at the top of News Feed.”
Who else jumped on this story, endorsed and repeated it?
Washington Post columnist Matt O’Brien. NBC reporter Ben Collins. CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan. CNN Executive Editor Ram Ramgopal. CNN Executive Producer David P. Gelles.
That’s two other news outlets and THREE other CNN personalities.
The same people who get so worked up over Trump mocking journalists as ‘fake news’ want their competition to be shut down.
They are complaining about bogus stories by Infowars. Is that really the problem? Are they willing to be held to the same standard? That would mean a lot of ‘mainstream media’ would be gone too.
You know… “glass houses” and all that.
And this one was Time, but everyone jumped on this bandwagon, too:
These are the folks who want Infowars to be silenced because they are not a reliable news source.
Look carefully. These aren’t just journalistic errors. There is a common thread in them. Not a single one of them made a mistake in FAVOR of the President. That’s because these are not mistakes. They are malfeasance and misreporting.
Bias reported as truth.
They used to get away with it… before competing voices could poke holes in their stories.
And worse, they help those of us in flyover country mock the big media players like CNN.
Remember the meme that got media types so pissed off that they doxxed a private citizen over it?
It led to the internet hitting back with ‘the Great Meme War’.
If you’ve forgotten, it’s worth the click. to go watch it again.
With the Smug jerks at CNN throwing their weight around like that, watching the ‘little people’ mercilessly mock the powerful media elite who once held the reigns of mass media in their tight little fists was so very satisfying.
Why are journalists so quick to silence competing voices?
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