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How Facebook Screwed Us All - It’s not just spreading phony stories everywhere—it’s killing real news

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  1. alyaza Link
    facebook is definitely the major culprit in the tanking of many outlets, but on some level, a lot of web-based outlets really should have known better than to try the "pivot to video" strategy or...

    facebook is definitely the major culprit in the tanking of many outlets, but on some level, a lot of web-based outlets really should have known better than to try the "pivot to video" strategy or to tether their sails to the fickle, ever-changing machinations of facebook. because let's be real: if your model heavily relies on the continued consistency of a website you don't control and which has never demonstrated consistency on any level, you've fucked yourself from the start.

    even though it would have no doubt been just ruinous to a lot of outlets as buying in has been, in retrospect, the only winning move with facebook for basically everybody was to not play. instead, facebook got a lot of people to play along, and when the model collapsed, the result was a lot of people getting burned very badly and now journalism on the web isn't in the best place.

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  2. HanakoIsBestGirl Link
    Ill just leave this comment here as a reminder that facebooks privacy record is enough reason to never use their services ever. Although I do imagine I am preaching to the choir a bit on a site...

    Ill just leave this comment here as a reminder that facebooks privacy record is enough reason to never use their services ever.

    Although I do imagine I am preaching to the choir a bit on a site like Tildes.

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  3. rts Link
    Sad fact is that even Mother Jones is culpable and compromised if they can't bring up the protests in France in an article without spinning them as as some sort of fringe alt-right phenomenon...

    Sad fact is that even Mother Jones is culpable and compromised if they can't bring up the protests in France in an article without spinning them as as some sort of fringe alt-right phenomenon motivated by hate.