Nearly 50 US senators and congressmen grilled Mark Zuckerberg this week about Facebook’s political bias.
The bottom line: Facebook is blocking you from seeing the news you want directly in your Facebook news feed.
Millions of our readers have signed up to “Like” or “Follow” The Daily Caller in their Facebook feeds, but the social media company is only sending those people a tiny fraction of the news they used to receive.
Even though Facebook pretends to give you the control over what you “Like” or “Follow,” in reality, they’re denying you the chance to ever see posts from those pages.
Zuckerberg denies the site’s censorship is politically motivated, but he won’t explain why more conservative news outlets are seeing huge drops in Facebook readership than their liberal competitors. And there is ample evidence of Facebook’s political bias to worry any reasonable user.
This censorship from a large liberal California company is bad for our democracy and it directly interferes with your ability to get the news you want. Luckily, you can fix it.
It’s time to take measures into your own hands to make sure you see the news you want to see, when you want to see it.
Here’s how to make sure that you keep seeing The Daily Caller’s articles and videos (and you can use the same steps to fix this issue for any other news outlet that you want to add).
FOLLOW THE DAILY CALLER ON OUR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Facebook isn’t the only social media platform TheDC uses and if you aren’t following our other accounts, odds are you’re already missing out on content specifically produced for those mediums.
ACTIVELY TELL FACEBOOK YOU WANT TO SEE OUR CONTENT
If you go and like The Daily Caller on Facebook, you can actually set your preferences to make sure you see every piece of our content, not just what Zuckerberg wants you to see.
Step 1) At the top of our page, you’ll notice a drop down menu that’s labeled “FOLLOWING.”
Step 2) If you click into the menu, you’ll be hit with a couple of options for “IN YOUR NEWSFEED.” It should currently be set to “Default,” but we’re about to change that.
Step 3) Select “See First,” and…
You feel that? You’re more informed already.
SHARE OUR CONTENT AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME
According to Facebook, publishers are going to be suppressed much harder than individuals, but there’s an easy solution: post our content directly to your own page.
Step 1) If you see something, say something. Read an interesting article? Post it to your wall.
Step 2) Foster a debate. What was so important about this particular piece? Write about it in the comment. Tag your friends. Spread the message.
Step 3) Repeat daily and tell your friends to do the same.
Facebook might be able to censor publishers with blue checkmarks, but like Zuck himself said Wednesday, they literally can’t hire enough people to police every single person on the site.