Yesterday you may have noticed from reading Twitter that the British Media didn’t exactly endear themselves to the public with the way they handled Dominic Cummings’ trip oop north to stay closer to family while suffering with the virus thing that’s going on in order to make sure their autistic kid had someone familiar around should things hit the fan further.
The British public were so not amused with the way the media handled the incident that they got the hashtag #ScumMedia trending on the platform.
This frustration is, I guess, a problem that us Conservative types (and UKIP / English Democrat / Brexit Party types) have had going on for a number of years now: A severe lack of diversity in the choice of media available to us, especially when it comes to broadcast media (and not the BAME/LGBT type of politically correct diversity).
One of the first news stories I came across today was ex. Culture Committee Chairman Damien Collins calling for British Ministers to copy the Aussies in making Google and Facebook pay for news content.
Ministers must follow Australia by making Facebook and Google pay for UK news media content to prevent the ‘death of the industry’, ex-Culture Committee chair Damian Collins says https://t.co/RA44exMycl (cobblers! all they do is steer people to the content with a brief snippet…
This doesn’t really make much sense to me as a nearly 21-year veteran of using the Interweb, as these platforms are mostly intended as a place to promote content with a snippet like the one above in order to help drive traffic to the news websites.
This is a concept so simple that even a Bernie Sanders supporter can make instructional videos about it telling people how to promote their content online, and then make money with it.
Since opening the channel, that I’m still not 100% sure yet what I want to do with it, YouTube has made changes that make it harder to earn squat from it, but it’s still useful via the Subscriptions tab to find News + Politics/social commentary channels on the YouTube platform, as well as the Liked Video Playlist.
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