Murdoch-Zuckerberg War Escalates – ‘Content Creator’ Demands Carriage Fees From “Unreliable” Facebook

Monday, January 22, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 01/22/2018

Just days after Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said the social media platform would focus on ‘friends’ and start ranking news sources, billionaire ‘content creator’ Rupert Murdoch has issued a statement demanding that publishers pay fees to carry the news that its users post and share online.

Bloomberg notes that Facebook sent tremors through the news industry last week when it announced plans to redirect the site’s 2 billion-plus users more toward posts from friends and family and away from media content.

And as we detailed, the company also plans to let users gauge how trustworthy news sources are to avoid perceptions of bias and address claims it has helped spread fake news.

Which Mike Shedlock slammed…

So people get to rate the credibility of news. Based on what?

The answer is easy. People will believe any story that presents a view they want to hear.

Is there a point to this?

Sure, Facebook wants people to waste still more time on Facebook debating what is or isn’t fake new.

Rating news stores based on credibility is time-wasting silliness.

That’s precisely why Facebook introduced the feature. Don’t fall for it.

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