Ten independent media – primarily ‘new left media’ (NLM) – outlets have joined forces to help combat technical changes imposed by Facebook that reduce the visibility of independent media to to users of the platform.
The changes – and those still in the pipeline – mean that even independent publications that Facebook users have chosen to prioritise in their feed appear in timelines far less often. Facebook says the changes are for other reasons, but the impact of what has been criticised as ‘censorship’ has already been felt by those who want their information free of Establishment filters.
The publishers – The Canary, EvolvePolitics, Peter Stefanovic, Another Angry Voice, Unity News, EL4C, Real Media, Now Then, A Up Let’s Talk and the SKWAWKBOX – have set up the Independent Media UK group as a hub for their collective output, allowing their readers to reliably access and share their content.
The government and some social media platforms continue to plan and implement measures that will reduce the availability to the UK public of information not controlled by the Establishment.
If you are a Facebook user join the group, invite your contacts and share this news to help ensure that the UK’s people can continue to access information the government and corporate media may not want them to see.
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