May 02, 2018

INSIDE Facebook's plan to promote “trustworthy” news sites — and suppress the rest

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Months ago, Justin Trudeau told Facebook's senior executive that if Facebook didn’t censor political content he didn’t like, he would force them to do it through laws or regulations.

Trudeau specifically talked about news, and specifically said he wanted it done before his 2019 reelection campaign.

Facebook’s Canadian policy boss (and former Liberal Party staffer) Kevin Chan responded:

“We stand with the lawmakers around the world, including in Canada, in their efforts to protect the democratic process. We will continue to work with lawmakers on the right solution, but we aren’t waiting for legislation to start getting solutions in place now.”

Now, it’s happening:

CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Rank News Outlets By Trustworthiness
The social media titan says the rankings will determine placement in its News Feed feature

So Mark Zuckerberg — perhaps the least trustworthy executive in America who is not in jail — he’s going to tell us who to trust?

The story was reported by the New York Times, and Buzzfeed — because they were at the meeting. So were "CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barron’s, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic, the New York Post, and others."

Other than the New York Post, that’s 100% anti-Trump.

But there's more to this story, as I'll explain tonight.

Why is all this important? Because when it’s done, don’t expect to hear from us. And you won’t know why.

You’ll think about it for a moment and then the moment will pass.

And you’ll just be living in Zuckerberg’s world — inside his circle of "trust..."

NEXT: Joel Pollak, Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News, comes on with an update on the "caravan" of illegals who've now made their way to the Mexico/US border.

THEN: Michael Knowles, host of "The Michael Knowles Show" on the Daily Wire, talks about his intriguing new Prager U video called "Control the Words, Control the Culture."

He says that as the left's word police continue their crackdown, conservatives shouldn't "cede another syllable."

FINALLY: Your messages to me!


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commented 2018-05-04 02:33:20 -0400
Ezra, what do you mean, “we have a bigger sucker than you do,” in your response to Joel? Because if you’re referring to Trump as being the Sucker in Joel’s country. Let me remind you that our Sucker is a Sucker because he does nothing to protect Canada and even helps the undesirable access our border. Whereas Trump has taken steps to protect America, so there is no comparison between the two leaders. One is a Traitor, that would be ours and one is a Patriot to his country and a real leader, that would be theirs.
commented 2018-05-03 14:21:14 -0400
Orson Welles convinced millions of radio listeners that the Planet was being invaded by Martians. The radio was new and had become the voice of authority .
Facebook is just the newest variation on a theme with their manipulation of newsfeed tailored to advance leftist ortidoxy.
An entire population directed by Zuckerberg propaganda is downright scary
Speaking of Martian invasions, maybe we need an Independence Day where we flood Facebook with real news.
commented 2018-05-03 13:48:24 -0400
- I know plenty of people who are not political animals in any way & who do not trust Facebook or Google. It’s not because of this manipulation, it’s because of the fact they sell your information. I don’t get my news from Facebook. With The Rebel I go to the YouTube channel & The Rebel site itself. I won’t start watching Buzzfeed because Facebook promotes it. I’ll be deleting my Facebook account.

- Leftists have decided that they will have open borders & they don’t care what the people or the elected government think. Leftists don’t care about the law, as we’ve seen. Maybe the solution is to tell Mexico that any future border crossings will be seen as an invasion & act of war. (Or strongly hint at it.) There’s been a push to split California into 3 states. This sort of thing is why that has happened.

- Social Justice Warrior has come to mean socialist jackass wimp. I’m always using the full term of man made global cooling/warming/climate change – sometimes adding climate disruption/climate crisis. The Canadian national anthem says “in all thy sons command” not “under the command of peoplekind” or whatever it’s supposed to be now (I’m thinking of learning the French version since it’s still the original wording.) Leftists are better at this word game because 1) they’re always looking for something to be offended by, always, 24/7 & 2) conservatives kept caving in & letting them get away with it. That has to stop.

- Caught a few of the Battleground shows. Great show. I won’t be able to catch it live for a while though. I’ll be away tomorrow & will be unavailable for the next few weeks.
commented 2018-05-03 13:41:22 -0400
Robert McClelland, I’m sure Andrew is aware Trump didn’t have to send pallets of money in exchange for American citizens held hostage in labour camps, he simply asked for their release. They are recovering in South Korea at the moment.
commented 2018-05-03 13:09:22 -0400
Zuck Fuckerburg and his spacebook news.
commented 2018-05-03 13:01:52 -0400
Robert McClelland, it doesn’t surprise me since it is another alias from Gordo Steele who once called burned alive black slaves “smoked black meat.” He also tried to pass himself off as an accountant when what he was was a union book keeper for Peter Puck (no offense to book keepers meant.)
commented 2018-05-03 08:50:10 -0400
Andrew can be such a card, claiming that “it is hard to find objective reasons” to support Trump right after Trump gets the Pyongyang Dough Boy to cease nuclear testing, allow American Troops to remain in South Korea, release American hostages and seek a peace treaty with South Korea. It would appear Andrew’s PHD is from the Jay Kelly School of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
commented 2018-05-03 07:22:29 -0400
So Andrew, where is the proof to back up your claim that you hold a PhD?
commented 2018-05-03 03:00:08 -0400
I would love to see Ezra do a video on Prager U. Here are some video topic ideas:
- paid protesters;
- ethical oil;
- human rights commission;
- government bailing out other news;
- fake refugees;
- advertiser boycotts;
- carbon taxes;
- pipe lines; or
- chicken shit conservatives.

Make it happen!
commented 2018-05-03 01:14:55 -0400
Zuckerberg is such a scumbag even though he continues to try and be a douchy university student with his hoodie and jeans. Sorry Zuckerberg but you are an *sshole who deserves no respect. 5 year apologies wont get you off. I feel like I need to post only videos I disagree with to psych out facebook. Hey Zuckersuck I’m a 24 year old conservative who hates conservative values. Does not compute? Beep Beep! Beep, I love Bernie and Trump. Beep Beep.
commented 2018-05-02 23:29:08 -0400
Wordology. One that drives me crazy is “male dominated”. It’s intended to sound like men are STOMPING on women. As opposed to the phrase “predominantly male”. The right is so indoctrinated into it they don’t even realize they’re doing it. Try it. Say one, then the other. You’ll hear the difference.

Lefty’s use a different part of the brain than the rest of us. A professor in the US was studying humour when he stumbled onto it.
commented 2018-05-02 23:17:56 -0400
Did anybody notice Ezra’s closing words to Joel Pollak. “We have a bigger idiot for a leader than You do” Ezra, I thought that was most un Trump like of You.
commented 2018-05-02 22:37:28 -0400
You cannot have any type of info,program, or sensory input without the left trying to control the message to swing it to them. You only need to to look at the despots,and dictators the world over. Control the media you control the people. Stifle then repress then crush them,then imprisonment.
commented 2018-05-02 22:35:59 -0400
All knowing Andrew…..sort of like you constantly regurgitating leftist regressive bullshit on this site.
commented 2018-05-02 22:33:21 -0400
Never been on it or any other, never will.
commented 2018-05-02 22:32:37 -0400
It’s almost like it’s hard to find objective reasons to support Trump. Breitbart, at this point, is pretty much reduced to reiterating his tweets, when they’re not lapsing into open criticism for not building the wall or telling Michigan he’ll help them bring in temporary workers.
commented 2018-05-02 21:40:01 -0400
I know Facebook has the much larger following than all the new free speech sites that are popping up lije mewe, gab, bitChute, and minds, but that doesnt mean you can’t have a presence on more than one. Why not have a presence on these others sites and start promting those avenues of contacting The Rebel and before you know it you have your fans following you there and you wont have to worry about censorship. Also the more people that sign up on these new platforms to here from The Rebel the more people they will bring so they can stay conected with friends and family. Before too long facebook, twitter, and youtube end up going the way of napster, icq and myspace.
commented 2018-05-02 21:20:40 -0400
Ron, the livestream show runs from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
commented 2018-05-02 21:19:24 -0400
So it would seem the evil lieberals have caused the “Suck” to join with them to lie to the world and bend truth so that it becomes lies.

Why am I not surprised?
commented 2018-05-02 21:19:02 -0400
Ezra, by taking on an extra two hours a day on your live show, will you not be taking away from your evening show and the responsibilities of running the rest of your company?
commented 2018-05-02 21:05:56 -0400
Shame Joel needs to suffer the leftie lighting : )
commented 2018-05-02 21:05:36 -0400
I don’t know about anyone else, but I for one, have just decided that I will not be patronizing places like movie theatres in light of how Hollywood turned on President Trump and I don’t care if I’m not taking part in the culture. That’s the way I want it unless I go to see a movie starring someone who supports the President. I’m also not going to worry too much about all these words that are totally made up by the Left, like “peoplekind”. I don’t care what it means and I am never going to use it unless I’m making fun of Trudeau.
commented 2018-05-02 20:51:06 -0400
I, and most people I know, don’t get their news from Facebook. It’s just a way to keep in touch with friends and family.
I follow news sources and vidblogs on Twitter, Minds, Gab, and BitChute. I avoid Youtube but also subscribe to the Rebel website. I get local news from TV and watch FoxNews programs.
Facebook is fast becoming another “My Space”.
commented 2018-05-02 20:47:17 -0400
I dumped FB approximately 11years ago, no regrets!
commented 2018-05-02 20:46:11 -0400
Challenge to white hat hackers: disrupt Fakebook’s algorithm’s to suppress leftist propaganda a couple of times a day, every day.

It is very odd the people in the “caravan” will carry the flag of the country that is persecuting and oppressing them….hmmmm

Nigerians are obtaining US Visitor’s Visas with the express purpose of walking into Canada, the government has no plans to deal with any of it.

Great interview with Michael Knowles.
commented 2018-05-02 20:24:48 -0400
Anyone still on Facebook needs their head read.
commented 2018-05-02 20:22:45 -0400
I felt a lot better after I deleted Facebook. Muck Cuckerburg can go pound sand along with his left-tarded Butt’s Buddies. I’ll still get the news I want and never see the fake news like the CBC. Delete facebook now! You will thank yourself soon after.