The Tucker Carlson Video that Broke Facebook's Corner of the Internet
When Truth Violates the Terms and Conditions of a Social Media Platform, the Truth Must Yield!
Whenever the Truth violates a social media platform’s terms and conditions, the Truth must yield. That’s the lesson I learned after a video I shared from Tucker Carlson apparently broke Facebook’s corner of the Internet.
Facebook’s Limited Usefulness
I’m not as active on Facebook these days, partly because of incidents like this, but also because the good old days of using the site for free marketing are long gone: regardless of your Fakebook audience’s size — and mine was never very large to begin with — only a tiny handful will ever see your posts, unless you are willing to spend big money on advertising. Any audience you build on Fakebook belongs to Fakebook, which effectively places them (mostly) behind a paywall. Maybe that’s smart business strategy on Fakebook’s part, but it undermines the only (in my mind) productive use of the platform.
I still have a slight presence there because of pages and groups that I built up in the past, so I’ll…
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