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.
They need to turn the internet into their marxist echo chamber... sickies are afraid of opposing views
I sure hope the people let them know what they are doing will NOT work.
Who made them judge and jury as to what is fake news? Bar facebook and google from posting ANY news!
"Bar facebook and google from posting ANY news!"
Jerry, they are private businesses. I admire your motives, but doing what you say ranks up there with the socialists compelling this very economic censorship for political motives they value. This "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (that means property)" thing is surprisingly prone to twists and turns. IMO
"At the close of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin left
the hall in Philadelphia, he was asked, “What kind of government have you given us, Dr.
Franklin?” He replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”"
The guy was onto something, aside from eating well, promiscuous sex and fresh air nudism.
A boycott would be another matter though.
I've recently quit visiting some sites as you have to wait for the ads to download before you can read whatever is posted. I don't go on line to read ads, especially those you have to wait for.
I bet George Sorry Ass Soros is behind most of them in his effort to overthrow America! Trump should put a "Bounty" on that a**hole, too!
MEET LEFTIST PROF WHO WROTE 'HIT LIST' OF 'FAKE' NEWS SITES
Trump-basher 'feminist' blacklists WND, Breitbart, Blaze, O'Keefe's Project Veritas
Meet Merrimack College Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars, a 30-something self-identified feminist and activist who has expressed great dislike for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.