Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 16, 2019

A new report from social media tracking company NewsWhip shows that the turn toward "meaningful interactions" has: pushed up articles on divisive topics like abortion, religion, and guns; politics rules; and the "angry" reaction dominates many pages, with "Fox News driving the most angry reactions of anyone, with nearly double that of anyone else."

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Whaaaat?!?! You mean what America really thinks isn't the same view that I'm getting from my ivory tower?

TWEAK THE ALGORITHM.

#1 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-03-16 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

its been doing that for a couple yeas now... i hardly ever visit my page... but my friends who were regulars were ---- nutso angry... not kidding... that whole anti vaccination thing... geeze and there was no reasoning with them.

I was telling them as a proud member of the mass vaccination generation that I personally saw an enormous difference and they told me it was all a con job... fekking gen x twits... telling me measles never happened... polio was a ruse... it was weird.

fine I thought... its their brats... kill them if they want.

#2 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-16 05:24 PM | Reply

"Note that PolitiFact rates the "New York abortion up to birth" story -- which includes 4 of the 15 stories on the list in one form or another -- as False. Henry Winkler is in fact not dead, not 77, and not a "Huge Trump Supporter"; Conservative Tears is a fake news site. And we've covered Momo before."

Facebook is a cancer on our society, I don't think Zuckerberg had any way to know how horrible the effects of his company were going to be but we need to rein in this craziness. Personally, I don't do Facebook but I know younger people live on Facebook. Their minds are being so controlled by it that it is dangerous to democracy and even society itself.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-17 06:48 AM | Reply

Facebook is a cancer on our society, I don't think Zuckerberg had any way to know how horrible the effects of his company were going to be but we need to rein in this craziness. Personally, I don't do Facebook but I know younger people live on Facebook. Their minds are being so controlled by it that it is dangerous to democracy and even society itself.

POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-03-17 06:48 AM | REPLY

Facebook is wonderful. I keep in contact with my friends. Some as far back as grade school which was 5 years ago.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-03-17 07:11 AM | Reply

That's great Laura but meanwhile it is being used to brainwash thousands to believe completely untrue versions of history. Facebook bears responsibility for that, don't get me wrong, I too have family that uses FAcebook but not for political or historical discourse. They don't use it to influence opinion or "sell" untrue ideas. But it is readily available for those who do want to, it is a danger that needs to be reined in, if not by Zuckerberg then by government.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-17 07:22 AM | Reply

The article itself even does a roundabout and every paragraph has something that in some way exonerates Facebook from being the reason why this occurred. In reality, we all can easily guess what happened...one article showed up that disagreed with Liberals so the Liberal media goes apenuts about it and does everything they can to put FB on blast. Even one person who doesn't agree with a Liberal is a cancer to them and they will do everything they can to ruin the lives of everyone involved. Whereas msot likely Cons read this and think "One article against Liberals, WE WIN POLITICS!!!! We are the best. Let's go burn 100 dollar bills and celebrate!". Ugh, it's just a shame both of those absurd assumptions are most likely correct at some level.

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2019-03-17 10:19 AM | Reply

I don't think this necessarily means that facebook is pushing more Fox News or Ben Shapiro content. What it probably reveals is something much less dramatic, but very well known:

Liberals and leftists tend to react angrily far more than do conservatives. Conservative readers, if they disagree with something they see, are far more likely to take a neutral "meh!" position, and just move on. Liberals, as the past two years of news coverage have shown (despite attempts to downplay it) react angrily, and violently to news or ideas they do not agree with.

Sorry, but that's just the plain obvious truth, backed and supported by their own liberal media (who can't ignore it, else they'd have nothing at all to report).

#7 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl at 2019-03-17 05:17 PM | Reply

#7 | Posted by RobertZeurunkl at 2019-03-17 05:17 PM

"Trump is unloved in his own house. A figure of ridicule, a theatrical creation, he is almost sympathetic. He was told by the greedy and the outright stupid that he would make a swell president. The Liar's Paradox has spun out of control, with liars lying to a liar who believed the lie. What would that be called? Fox News, I think." - Richard Cohen

#8 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-17 05:22 PM | Reply

#7 How did conservatives react to Kaepernick kneeling? Or Kavanaugh's accusers?

Death threats, that's how.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2019-03-17 06:26 PM | Reply

Liberals and leftists tend to react angrily far more than do conservatives. Conservative readers, if they disagree with something they see, are far more likely to take a neutral "meh!" position, and just move on. Liberals, as the past two years of news coverage have shown (despite attempts to downplay it) react angrily, and violently to news or ideas they do not agree with.

Sorry, but that's just the plain obvious truth, backed and supported by their own liberal media (who can't ignore it, else they'd have nothing at all to report).

POSTED BY ROBERTZEURUNKL AT 2019-03-17 05:17 PM | REPLY

Conservatives go meh because they are ignorant of suffering and strife and they stay cocooned in their own little worlds. You know ignorance is bliss.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-03-17 07:11 PM | Reply

Liberals and leftists tend to react angrily far more than do conservatives. Conservative readers, if they disagree with something they see, are far more likely to take a neutral "meh!" position, and just move on. Liberals, as the past two years of news coverage have shown (despite attempts to downplay it) react angrily, and violently to news or ideas they do not agree with.
Sorry, but that's just the plain obvious truth, backed and supported by their own liberal media (who can't ignore it, else they'd have nothing at all to report).
POSTED BY ROBERTZEURUNKL AT 2019-03-17 05:17 PM | REPLY

Uh-huh. Try this as a thought experiment: Go on FB or twitter and start talking smack about Donald Trump and see what happens. Then report back to us about all the conservatives who said "meh!" and moved on.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-17 09:34 PM | Reply

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