We were victims of a scam by Melissa Zimdars, an Associate Professor at Merrimack College who used a list that has been circulating around Facebook for over a year and called it her “research” into “Fake or misleading” news sites. Our website was included in her list, along with other conservative sites like Breitbart News, The Blaze, InfoWars and ZeroHedge. We wondered why the “objective” Zimdars had hidden all of her social media sites from viewers, so we did a little investigating and found Zimdars was a radical leftist activist who likely had an agenda with her “list” of mostly conservative sites. Many mainstream media outlets are losing massive marketshare to Americans who don’t trust them anymore and are turning to conservative news sites like ours, so it’s no surprise they were tripping all over each other to publish this fake and unsubstantiated list. We were the first website on the list to expose Zimdars as a radical, who included only a few left-leaning sites on her extensive list. We also threatened her with a lawsuit. Within 24 hours of our story coming out, Zimdars removed her “fake and misleading” news list from her Google document.
Since Zimdars’ bogus list was published, many have used it as a legitimate reason for censoring conservative sites. Not surprisingly, our engagment numbers on Facebook have dropped over 70% since the list was released. Our website engagement numbers have also taken a huge hit. It doesn’t surprise us that leftist overlords at major social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are using taking this opportunity to put the screws to conservative news sites, punishing them for helping Trump win the election, by exposing the truth about Hillary and dispelling the lies being told by the mainstream media about Trump.
Breitbart News is now reporting that Facebook is developing a feature that will promote content in people’s news feeds from publishers specifically chosen by the company, according to a report from Business Insider.
The feature, which will be known as Collections, will reportedly promote news stories, videos, and other content from publishers “handpicked” by Facebook.
Business Insider, who say they have spoken to people involved in the project as well as seeing internal Facebook documentation, reports that Facebook are planning on approaching their preferred media companies in the coming weeks.
As a result of the Collections system, partner companies chosen by Facebook will achieve a far greater reach to Facebook’s 1.8 billion user base than they would normally.
In the run up the election, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz gave over $35 million to left-wing causes in an attempt to defeat Donald Trump, whilst Hillary Clinton was the largest single beneficary of political donations from Facebook employees.
The development comes following hysteria surrounding the rise of “fake news,” with many people blaming the role of social media, particularly Facebook, for the election of Donald Trump.
“The idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it’s a very small amount of the content, influenced the election is a pretty crazy idea,” Zuckerberg said at the time. –Breitbart