I got this oddball story from JAPAN. Not the US media. It is amazing! Study: New Online business that does studies about Ad-tech use shines light on fringe, fake news sites’ sounds like yet another story about how evil those of us who give out news are ‘alt news’ and thus, not trustworthy.
But shock of the day, this story actually alerts us to the existence of something that tracks everyone in a very strange way!
What distinguishes mainstream news sites from those devoted to fake news or other hyper-partisan takes on events? It’s not just the stories they run, but also the way they use online technology that tracks readers and shows them ads, according to a new study by a web analytics firm.
This ‘fake news’ stuff is endlessly amusing. But this particular ‘attack the outsides who contest the news with the Real Rulers’ story has some very interesting twists and turns!
In particular, the study — from the New York-based startup Mezzobit — showed that such fringe news sites are relatively unsophisticated in the way they make money from online ads, perhaps because many are shoestring operations that can easily cover their costs.
OK: this is called ‘stating the obvious’ which is stupid. But I expect mainstream media stories to be very stupid, like they live on the Planet of the Stupids and can’t help it.
But this stupid story has one interesting factoid: the name of an organization tracking the internet to make money for advertisers that has a mine of information while they collect information about all of us. I don’t appear in their sphere of spying because, unlike most online news sites, I have ZERO advertising. All my money, what little there is, comes from wonderful, generous and kind readers.
Stories shown on fake or fringe news sites are anything but mainstream. They run from made-up articles to pieces that start with a grain of truth but exaggerate it to fit highly opinionated perspectives. But they use the same underlying ad technology, which serves up ads intended to appeal to every individual who visits, as their mainstream counterparts — just in different, and sometimes revealing, ways.
The continuous attacks on alternative news is amusing. ALL media run ‘made up articles’ often with zero proof like the deluge of lies about ‘Russia leaked the Hillary secrets’ crap being unloaded on us all by the Mainstream Media giants.
For starters, fringe sites typically aren’t as focused on using tools that maximize ad revenue by auctioning slots to the highest bidder, according to the Mezzobit study. Instead, they generally tap run-of-the-mill services from ad networks like those run by Google and Facebook.
The mainstream media would run ads for slave sales if they could make more money this way. They have zero morals when it come to selling their services to whoever beckons to them on street corners in Manhattan.
One reason? Mainstream sites need to make a lot of money. After all, it’s more expensive to fund actual journalism than to make things up from thin air. Fringe sites “can make money with just a small footprint,” said David Carroll, professor of media design at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Carroll, who is not affiliated with Mezzobit, was given an overview of the report.
HAHAHA. Costs a lot to manufacture lies! And yes, us fringe people can make money with a very small foot print. Reminds me of the end of the book, ‘1984’: ‘The future is a boot stomping on your face…forever’. Yup. That is mainstream media giants in a nutshell.
“This is how propaganda operates,” Carroll said. “Propaganda is not a direct economic business — it’s politically motivated media practice.”
HAHAHA. Carroll, I am assuming, is a liberal and thinks everyone lies but he and his buddies in the mainstream media machine. This professor is stupid, of course. He probably thinks he is a genius which is proof, he is dumb.
You can bet, when this clown talks about ‘propaganda’ he doesn’t mean the main TV owners or the NYT or WP and other lie machines. No, it is the Little Guys who are liars. The article then mentions a business I didn’t know about: Mezzobit.
Mezzobit compared the underlying ad technology used at fringe and mainstream news sites the week of Dec. 5. It started with a list of fringe sites created by Jonathan Albright, a professor who studies data journalism at Elon University in North Carolina. Albright calls the fringe sites “hyper-biased” propaganda.
OK: now I want to punch these two clowns in the snouts. I did medieval fighting in full armor for many years and still can swing a good blow to the nose. Albright thinks that ‘fringe sites’ are ‘hyper biased’? HAHAHA. Mirrors are great tools to discover the warts on one’s own faces!
For a mainstream comparison, Mezzobit used a list from Amazon’s Alexa that tracks the top news sites on the web. The list is comparable with other ranking systems such as comScore’s.
To be sure, some of the differences in the ad-tech footprints of mainstream and fringe news sites are similar to what you’d expect to find from comparing any large companies to smaller rivals, said Joseph Galarneau, Mezzobit’s CEO and co-founder.
“A lot of the fringe sites looked a lot more sparse,” he said. They had fewer tracking cookies and fewer links to outside sites and content. As a result, they were also 8 percent faster to load than the mainstream sites.
I faithfully provide the links to the wretches running the mainstream media sites but if readers don’t click on the links, they are spared the crap dwelling within these links. Note that our sites load faster than the crappy mainstream sites.
Carroll said he was more troubled by the similarities between mainstream and fringe sites.
The study revealed that advertisers aren’t shunning fringe news sites the way they avoid placing ads on sites that feature porn or gambling. And major ad networks appear to be letting advertisers place ads on fringe sites.
I see the tentacles of the State here: the CIA and NSA and Congress want to destroy competition to the mainstream media and all especially the media owners, are conspiring to shut down much of the Internet. Will Trump allow this? A key question I can’t answer. He better not!
Although Google says it will prohibit its ads from being placed on “misrepresentative content,” it doesn’t explicitly single out “fake news” as part of this. Google also licenses its ad technology to advertisers it might not normally accept, indirectly profiting from such sites. Facebook has said that it bans fake news articles it knows about from its advertising network, but it doesn’t do so for entire sites.
They will try to wreck everything in order to stop anyone from talking about the Deep State and the Bilderberg gang. They hate the internet but need it at the same time. They just handed it over to ‘international groups’ which means alien dictators who hate us if we talk about reality. That is a huge no-no for dictators.
After reading this article, I decided to look up Mezzobit and see what is going on here!
Doesn’t look all that ‘big’. I was curious about it. Nearly no ‘net worth’, smallish advertising base, few visitors. User experience sucks air. Is ranked below a million other sites.
Time to visit Mezzobit.com! It really exists! It doesn’t do ‘text’ so I did screen shots instead:
OK. Now for the data site at this online business: for example, due to the ads, sites like mine which has no ads, downloads fast. Got that, everyone? Hooray for Culture of Life News!
Even sites that do take ads, the alternative news downloads faster. It is increasingly annoying to access any mainstream news online due to the ad clutter and mess and slow loads and crashes due to all this junk. So people should visit me and get real news and no ads!
Readers of Culture of Life News get NO cookies from me. Sorry about that. HAHAHA. I am a fairly secure site, if anyone makes it insecure, it is due to hostile outside actions not me screwing with everyone.
The vast majority of news online is the good old USA. But volume doesn’t equal good news. I do note that Russia has a lot of non-US media giant type news! They are FREE and OPEN news like I am which is why I use RT news, for example, or Sputnik news. They are fantastic news services.
Of course, this stupid business calls all of us truth tellers ‘opinionated news’ which is stupid, insane and a fine example of propaganda. All news is ‘opinionated’ that is, seen through the distorted looking glass of whoever is issuing this ‘news’. There is now ‘real news’, all is filtered by mere humans and humans struggle to explain ‘reality’ because ‘reality’ is a bitch who shifts and changes all the time in mysterious ways.
In separate press interviews, the two German politicians discussed concrete plans to create laws banning platforms like Facebook from spreading fabricated stories presented as real news, something both men saw as harmful to democracy.
“We need a systematic legal framework,” Maas told the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper. His ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) and coalition partners the Social Democrats (SPD) have already announced their intention to craft new legislation to stop the dissemination of fake news in January.
Martin Schulz offered a more concrete plan, saying that to combat the subversion of democracy that occurs when foreign interests create fake viral stories, “not only a national, but a European” solution was necessary. To that end, Schulz suggested that laws should target outlets such as Facebook, where much of fake news is spread.
Thomas Oppermann, who leads the SPD in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, took the matter even further on Friday.
Oppermann said the goverment couldn’t be “thought police” but had to stop threats to personal liberty shoulder their share of the burden. He suggested a fine of 500,000 euros ($522,000) if websites such as Facebook didn’t remove harmful material within one day of being notified of it.
“Facebook has not effectively used the opportunity to handle complaints on its own,” Oppermann charged.
Much has been made of fake news after the election of Donald Trump in the United States. Accusations have been circulating from as high up as the CIA that Russian professionals were strategically creating false stories and publishing them on websites that mimic the design of news outlets, allegedly to swing the election for Trump.
They are all mad, I say, stark, raving mad. And are liars, schemers, cheaters, and conspire with foreign powers to control entire populations and enslave them…yup. The Fake News people are our Rulers. They need fake news because if people do figure out who they are and what they plan to do to us and how much they conspire with foreigners to do this…we would have an open revolt.