As part of Facebook’s “war on fake news,” this new feature allows sophisticated algorithms to decide which users fall in line with the company’s own private view on ethics and credibility, potentially creating even more problems with distribution and shadow banning.
“We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic and referrals anymore. That is the old world and there is no going back”
If people want control of their own narrative back, they need to start moving away from the big tech (and media) giants and support organizations and individuals with a strong code of ethics and who aren’t afraid to stand up to the powers that be.
Most of the pages affected by the purge appear to be natural health and conspiracy oriented. However, this isn’t stopping the alternative media as the growing popularity of alt-tech sites like Minds are opening the door to less censored distribution of news and commentary.