If you’re curious as to just how rattled the left really is about Donald Trump winning the presidency, you need look no further than their attempt to silence new media outlets as a means of forcing folks to get information from the mainstream media.
Google has come out against what they call “fake news” websites, stating any site labeled as such will no longer be allowed to use their ad network — AdSense — as a means of making money off of advertisements.
Now, for those sites that are legitimately pumping out fake content, that’s one thing. However, if you look at the list of websites on professor has put together, you’ll notice an disturbing number of conservative media outlets
Oh, and if that’s not enough to get your dander up, Facebook is considering a similar policy.
The Atlantic is reporting, It just got harder for fake-news websites to make money from ads. Within hours of each other on Monday evening, Facebook and Google both announced that sites that intentionally deceive or mislead visitors won’t be allowed to use the internet giants’ advertising platforms.
Google’s AdSense and the Facebook Audience Network allow websites to easily place digital ads on their pages. Instead of going out and selling ads on their own, websites can lean on Google and Facebook to do that legwork for them. The networks act as middlemen, allowing online advertisers to “bid” for space on websites that have signed up. Google and Facebook share some of the revenue from the ads with the websites that run them.
Google said Monday that it will no longer allow websites access to its ad network if they “misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose.” Pornography or hate-speech websites are already banned from using the AdSense platform.
The question that needs to be asked is what they consider to be “fake news?”
Well, a professor just so happened to put together a nice, neat little list. Here’s a sample of what you can find on it:
RedState, Breitbart, Twitchy, TheBlaze, and BizPac Review are on that list. Of course, Breitbart is connected to none other than President-elect Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon.