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

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Comments

  1. Wiseoldlady says:

    No the conservative bloggers have deliberately chosen NOT to comment because we know we have a psychopathic nut job for a president of which NSA will retrieve for his royal lowness to use against us. NO ONE CAN EVER TRUST A LIAR…THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE DICKTATOR. LIBERALS HATE TOO MUCH SO PRECAUTIONS ARE USED.

  2. Linda From NY says:

    I have signed up with FB over a year ago but I don't use it, I tried to closed my account and couldn't do it. For now I don't use it at all and the last time I did use it, it was to say that Obama stinks as president

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Did you ever wonder if they read the Floyd Report I certainly hope so.Just to let the sand monkey know what I think of him and his corrupt government.

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      That's why you need to be extremely careful about what accounts you 'open'. As with Facebook, once you 'open' an account, it can NEVER be closed.
      You can make it inactive and the like, but you can not delete it, ever.
      Also, never use your real name.
      Don't say it can't be done. I have one.
      It's the ONLY way I'll have a FB account.

  3. Seeks_the_truth says:

    I refuse to have a Facebook or any other like account. Once they are opened, you can never delete.
    I do have a 'fake' Facebook account I keep around to post on certain sites. You can open an account with a faux name.
    That's the only way to do it.

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