Fox News host Tucker Carlson decried the actions of Facebook as “ideological warfare” as many conservatives sites saw their traffic from the social networking site collapse after a change in their algorithm governing news. . .
“Just about everybody in the country has got a smartphone,” said Carlson, “spending a day without going online is unfathomable to almost all of us. Tech rules our lives to an ever greater degree.”
“But the so called digital frontier is getting fenced in,” he continued, “it’s not quite as broad as we were told it would be. A handful of companies now have almost total control over what we can say, do, or see on the internet. Control of almost all human information.”
“Consider Facebook,” he added. “About half the country uses it as a primary news source. Millions and millions of people understand the world through Facebook. But Facebook is not a neutral host – it has a political agenda.”
“Earlier this day Facebook altered its algorithms for what news stories its users see, and the results conclusively have been devastating for conservatives online,” he explained. “Breitbart, the news site, has basically lost about 30 percent of its traffic since that happened. Prager [University] down 32 percent, Daily Caller is down. Rare closed its doors. Some reports say IJR is on the brink of collapse because of it. Fox, by the way, is down too.” (Read more from “Tucker Carlson Accuses Facebook of ‘Ideological Warfare’ – Here’s Why” HERE)