Mainstream media is dying. Their biased coverage of the election will go down in history. Facebook’s latest announcement demonstrates how the younger generation (1) is not into party politics, and (2) does not trust mainstream media. Facebook will modify its News Feed algorithm to favor content posted by a user’s friends and family over content posted by media outlets.
Facebook explained the move is not about privileging certain sources over others, but about better “connecting people and ideas.” This move will allow online sources to be given favored status above the mainstream media, which confirms the trend is changing. This is the democratic revolution that is silently taking over, which is great news because it diminishes the control of the state and media over the average person. The majority of older people over 45 will still cling to the mainstream media and vote Democrat or Republican rather than think for themselves. The polls generally show about 10% of the over-45 crowd are independent, and the trend is rising with the under-45 crowd.