One Simple Step To Overcome Facebook’s Leftist Bias





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Social media has forever changed the way we communicate. In many ways, i.e. the ability to share news faster than ever before, this technological progress has proven quite beneficial. Of course, sites like Facebook also present their own unique problems.

Aside from the fact that it is now easier than ever to disseminate patently false information to a wide and receptive audience, Facebook has faced numerous accusations that its programmers actively prevent certain conservative voices from being heard.

The most recent changes to the site’s algorithms are blocking some content while prominently featuring other posts. This means many users, even if they already ‘like’ a particular page, are not receiving that organization’s feed as part of their overall timeline.

Along with countless other conservative groups, the Western Center for Journalism has been able to reach a huge group of concerned, informed readers through our Facebook presence. With more than 426,000 fans, it should be simple to share news other outlets ignore in an organic manner.

Unfortunately, the latest changes within Facebook – on top of several others along the way – have largely relegated our content to a level of unimportance while highlighting those posts programmers deem “high quality.”

Frustratingly, Facebook itself has been less than forthcoming about which types of content it will allow users to see. While an explanation on the site offered multiple vague nods to “high quality articles,” it did not elaborate on what type of content its new algorithm favors.

With more than 4 million monthly page views, it is obvious many Americans consider WesternJournalism.com a reliable and “high quality” source for news and commentary. It is also apparent, however, that Facebook embraces a thinly veiled bias against conservative pages.

According to a report by the BuzzFeed Network, which publishes a number of leftist sites including The Huffington Post and Slate, its Facebook traffic has never been higher. On the other side of the aisle, though, pages with a conservative bent are losing viewers through no fault of their own.

There are several ways for Facebook users to combat this obvious bias. Though these steps may take a few extra seconds, they will increase exposure to conservative pages like ours which have heretofore been suppressed.

The first tip includes something many readers already do. Interacting with our page by liking, sharing, and commenting on the content we post, will prompt the social media site to give our content more weight. Furthermore, Facebook extends more credibility to pages whose users actually click on links to read full articles. Simply liking a post without visiting the linked content is far less effective.

Still, even such interaction is no guarantee you will begin to see all of our updates throughout the day. In order to receive the latest breaking news and commentary, one final step will ensure our content is given priority in your newsfeed.

Simply visit our page, facebook.com/westernjournalism, and locate the “Like” button. Assuming you have already clicked this box, hovering over it will open a drop-down menu with an option to “Get Notifications.” Upon clicking on those words, a check mark will appear and Facebook will know to send you our latest information – at least until its next update, that is.

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These tips will help with any page against which Facebook’s algorithms are discriminating. We appreciate the loyalty of all of our readers and work daily to provide some of the most accurate and relevant reports on the web. With your help, we can make sure a strong conservative voice can be found alongside the consistent leftist propaganda repeated by the mainstream media.

–B. Christopher Agee

Have an idea for a story? Email us at tips@westernjournalism.com





One Simple Step To Overcome Facebook’s Leftist Bias





liberal-bias-media

Social media has forever changed the way we communicate. In many ways, i.e. the ability to share news faster than ever before, this technological progress has proven quite beneficial. Of course, sites like Facebook also present their own unique problems.

Aside from the fact that it is now easier than ever to disseminate patently false information to a wide and receptive audience, Facebook has faced numerous accusations that its programmers actively prevent certain conservative voices from being heard.

The most recent changes to the site’s algorithms are blocking some content while prominently featuring other posts. This means many users, even if they already ‘like’ a particular page, are not receiving that organization’s feed as part of their overall timeline.

Along with countless other conservative groups, the Western Center for Journalism has been able to reach a huge group of concerned, informed readers through our Facebook presence. With more than 426,000 fans, it should be simple to share news other outlets ignore in an organic manner.

Unfortunately, the latest changes within Facebook – on top of several others along the way – have largely relegated our content to a level of unimportance while highlighting those posts programmers deem “high quality.”

Frustratingly, Facebook itself has been less than forthcoming about which types of content it will allow users to see. While an explanation on the site offered multiple vague nods to “high quality articles,” it did not elaborate on what type of content its new algorithm favors.

With more than 4 million monthly page views, it is obvious many Americans consider WesternJournalism.com a reliable and “high quality” source for news and commentary. It is also apparent, however, that Facebook embraces a thinly veiled bias against conservative pages.

According to a report by the BuzzFeed Network, which publishes a number of leftist sites including The Huffington Post and Slate, its Facebook traffic has never been higher. On the other side of the aisle, though, pages with a conservative bent are losing viewers through no fault of their own.

There are several ways for Facebook users to combat this obvious bias. Though these steps may take a few extra seconds, they will increase exposure to conservative pages like ours which have heretofore been suppressed.

The first tip includes something many readers already do. Interacting with our page by liking, sharing, and commenting on the content we post, will prompt the social media site to give our content more weight. Furthermore, Facebook extends more credibility to pages whose users actually click on links to read full articles. Simply liking a post without visiting the linked content is far less effective.

Still, even such interaction is no guarantee you will begin to see all of our updates throughout the day. In order to receive the latest breaking news and commentary, one final step will ensure our content is given priority in your newsfeed.

Simply visit our page, facebook.com/westernjournalism, and locate the “Like” button. Assuming you have already clicked this box, hovering over it will open a drop-down menu with an option to “Get Notifications.” Upon clicking on those words, a check mark will appear and Facebook will know to send you our latest information – at least until its next update, that is.

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These tips will help with any page against which Facebook’s algorithms are discriminating. We appreciate the loyalty of all of our readers and work daily to provide some of the most accurate and relevant reports on the web. With your help, we can make sure a strong conservative voice can be found alongside the consistent leftist propaganda repeated by the mainstream media.

–B. Christopher Agee

Have an idea for a story? Email us at tips@westernjournalism.com





Watch The March for Life and Be a Part





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Editors Note: Live Broadcast begins at Noon EST and 9:00am PST on January 22, 2014. Click Here for love video stream.

As you know, the March for Life and the pro-life movement are never reported by most of the media accurately. This year, the March for Life is sponsoring a “TweetFest” to encourage pro-lifers at the March or around the country to show their support for life on Twitter to amplify our message, using the hashtag, #WhyWeMarch.

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Additionally, March for Life is partnering with EWTN Productions to bring you LIVE 360 video footage of the rally and March for Life that anyone will be able to watch online, on Facebook, or on the March for Life app. The March for Life app will be ready for download from iTunes and Google Play shortly before the March and will feature important resources for your trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, but also educational resources, and advocacy tools to help you make a difference for life all year long.

March for Life also excited to share that you can stay in touch year-round with the March for Life through mobile alerts. You can sign up to receive messages from the March for Life about pro-life events, advocacy action items, education opportunities, and later this year, information about the 2015 March for Life.

There’s so much you can do to participate in this important event – whether you are physically present or supporting us from home! There are many opportunities for unity and collaboration in bringing attention to the March for Life so that we can one day see an end to abortion in America.

In 2013, the networks spent a mere 17 seconds on the half million participants at the 40th March for Life (in comparison, they spent 521 times more on the Manti Te’o football scandal). The life censorship only continued with the trial of Kermit Gosnell and beyond. Simply put, the old media fear giving pro-lifers the coverage a movement of this size and vitality deserves.

In response, Media Research Center will produce a film from a compilation of amateur March for Life footage. If you plan to attend the March as an individual, with a church group or other organization, please document your experience and allow us to share it with the world.





How Living Under Democrat/Socialist Rule Can Destroy Your Life





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To celebrate the New Year, a Californian who describes himself as a libertarian moved out of the state. In his frustration, he has posted a list of just some of the ridiculous regulations he has suffered under at the hands of liberals who have been given unlimited power over the lives of everyday Americans.

These are some of the regulatory nightmares he had to undergo.

In order to merely remove a wooden deck that was condemned by Ventura County inspectors, he had to pay for and secure SEVEN separate permits. In order to place a small concession trailer in his own parking lot (he owned a camp site rental business), he had to PROVIDE A SOIL SAMPLE from the dirt UNDER the asphalt of the parking lot! Because of imperial edicts from power hungry liberals, it took him THREE years to get the permit to place a 500 gallon fuel tank on his own property.  These and other regulations have caused him to give up any thoughts of doing the necessary repairs he knows his property needs to keep it worthy of his customers’ trust and needs.  The costs of permits alone are prohibitive.

The State of California required him to pay almost 7% of his payroll to cover unemployment insurance for summer employees who don’t work all winter and are supported by unemployment insurance payments he funds.

While these people are supposed to be searching for work, the State of California does nothing to insure that they are. Moreover, many spend the winter in Mexico living on their payments. Consequently, he pays for their winter vacation each year while he worries about how to make ends meet.

Looming in his future and that of every other small business owner is the black cloud of huge Obamacare payments and ever increasing minimum wage requirements. He adds a cautionary note that laws like California’s Proposition 13 that force low property taxes on local governments can and will be circumvented by a torrent of regulations that squeeze money out of people.

Curtailing taxes are only half the job. As we see in Obama’s EPA, regulatory agencies can and will kill economies.

 

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Obama Deceives The American Public Using Orwellian “Newspeak”





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Barack Obama’s lies have gone way past ordinary political deviousness. He is a reflexive pathological liar, and he is destroying America by use of George Orwell’s “1984” newspeak.

You name it; this guy has lied about it. He has been aided in his lies by equally mendacious Democrats and a media that has put its soul on the altar of socialism and sacrificed it to their god King Barack.  Democrat lies and media support of their lies are of course nothing new. The party was born of Aaron Burr and Andrew Jackson’s lies.

What’s new is that these soulless Democrats have lost touch with the consequences of their lies. They don’t give a damn what damage their lies do to America.

No honest person believes Hillary Clinton or Obama’s lies about Benghazi. Anyone except the willfully blind acknowledges that Obama directed Fast and Furious and used the IRS to crush TEA party groups. These are Joseph Goebbels –like stunts.

Recently, we were reminded that Obama reports his fake unemployment numbers the same way Hitler’s Propaganda Minister used to report how his war was going: Tell the lie over and over until it is accepted as truth. This way, each new Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  lie about the unemployment number becomes easier for his stupid followers to believe.

Even the bottom-feeding creatures of MSNBC have had their fill of the lie that unemployment is going down and started to challenge the lie. They are telling people the unemployment rate’s drop is traceable to the fact that people who have lost their job have stopped looking, so they are conveniently no longer counted as unemployed. Orwell’s “Big Brother” would be proud of this lie.

Obama’s use of “Big Brother’s” newspeak has made the unemployment number meaningless; it’s been “lied” to death.  As if we are children who needed our heads rubbed for reassurance that “everything will be alright”, the BLS tells us the unemployment rate dropped a stunning .3% to 6.7%, so don’t be scared.  The Democrats actually expect us to emit shouts of joy in praise of their god King Barack.

The unemployment percentage number is now as meaningless as judging the health of our economy by the Dow Jones Index, which is supported by bribes from the Federal Reserve.

To get our economy working again, we have to reject Obama’s fake newspeak unemployment lie and focus on the raw number of Americans who are not working. It’s now almost 92 million, and that is a scary number.