Facebook is Choosing What News You See – Here’s How To Fix It

As you have probably already noticed, Facebook is going through big changes. They have made massive updates to the newsfeed that dramatically changes the type of content you see.

Facebook now promotes sources that they label “trusted sources” – and you can guess what kind of sources they are.

You’re not imagining things… The game is rigged

Facebook’s “trusted sources” aren’t based on what you trust, but what they trust. They claim the pages will be based on “diverse and representative” criteria determined by sample pools of Facebook users. But no one – except Facebook itself – knows just what the rules are for the selection process.

But an in-depth analysis reveals the truth: that Facebook has effectively censored conservative outlet websites – while giving preference to liberal outlets. Data analysis from The Western Journal concludes, “[C]onservative publishers have lost an average of nearly 14 percent of their traffic from Facebook, [while] liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm changes implemented in early February. This algorithm change has, in effect, censored conservative viewpoints on the largest social media platform in the world…”

To use real-world examples, Western Journal examined two of New York City’s rival publishers that cover similar topics with different editorial slants: the right-leaning New York Post and the liberal New York Daily News.

“For example, the Daily News recently ran a headline after the Parkland shooting that read, ‘Brave Florida survivors plan day of action for gun sanity and to call out ‘blood on hands’ of NRA puppets,’ [and] headlines like that garnered the Daily News a 24.18 percent increase in traffic from Facebook, while the right-leaning Post’s traffic dropped 11.44 percent in the same time period,” The Western Journal’s George Upper opined.

Facebook has even censored the President of the United States. Engagement on President Donald Trump’s official Facebook page declined by more than 45%. As you can see from the chart below, your favorite conservative new sites were severely harmed while left-leaning publications were given preferential treatment.

Upper explains the situation for conservative publications is dire, and the numbers speak for themselves: “The 12 most conservatives sites lost an average of 27.06 percent of their traffic from Facebook. Of the 12 most liberal sites, six saw double-digit decreases in traffic… CNN’s traffic increased 43.78 percent.”

The Western Journal’s findings are similar to The Outlet‘s analysis of Facebook’s recent engagement data, which concluded that “conservative and right-wing publishers … were hit the hardest in the weeks following the announcement, with Facebook engagement totals for February dropping as much as 55 percent for some, while the engagement numbers of most predominantly liberal publishers remained unaffected.”

Facebook has publicly noted they will rank news outlets it deems to be “reputable.” Here is a recent Fox Business report on the massive changes:

Facebook is under tremendous pressure from the left and anti-Trump Democrats in Congress to make changes after the 2016 election, especially after the hotly debated Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now, their hastily made changes will dramatically change how you read the news. Things are so bad for Facebook, that they have been reduced to begging former Facebook users to return to their social platform.

But there is a way to ensure you don’t miss stories from The Political Insider. Below are the instructions on how to update your Facebook settings so that your newsfeed prioritizes posts by sites you follow, like The Political Insider, rather than being forced to read liberal propaganda preferred by left-wing social media giants.

Take control of what news you read

Go to the The Political Insider and select the “Following” button, then choose “See First” in the drop-down menu. You can do this either on your mobile phone or on desktop.

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Conservative voices are being systematically silenced so please tell your friends and HELP SUPPORT CONSERVATIVE MEDIA!

Ways you can help:

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You can also change your settings to see the sources you trust most:

Step 1) Go to the drop-down arrow at the top righthand corner and select “News Feed Preferences.”

Step 2) Select “Prioritize who to see first.”

Step 3) Select “Pages Only”

Be sure to share this post with your friends so that they can also be sure to see The Political Insider’s stories in their newsfeeds.


Thomas is a movement conservative and American patriot. He has a vigorous blue-collar, Jacksonian attitude with a skeptical eye toward pop culture and political correctness. He’s not afraid to sound the alarm about America’s rapid decline. He has worked on political campaigns for over a decade at every level of government.

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