So, in other words, Facebook is going to hide the internet from its users, and form a walled garden where you can only get news from approved news sources.
Here's my bottom line: it should be up to individuals to determine what news sources they want to follow, and which news sources they want to trust. Not governments, and not organizations like Facebook. Sure, Facebook censorship is not technically a first amendment problem, because Facebook is not a government organization. But it's absolutely violating the principles of the First Amendment.
But even putting the First Amendment aside, Facebook's core sin is that they thijnk they know better than the people using their platform. They think they can gatekeep; that they can and should decide what other people should see and learn and know. Ultimately, what other people should think. That is Facebook choosing not to persuade, but to coerce.
Ultimately, that choice will destroy them.
This entry was published Fri May 11 09:26:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2018-05-06 00:35:21.0.