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+ - NY Times: "All The News That Mark Zuckerberg Sees Fit To Print"?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Two years ago, Politico caught Mark Zuckerberg's soon-to-be launched FWD.us PAC boasting how its wealthy tech exec backers would use their companies to 'control the avenues of distribution' for a political message in support of their efforts. Now, the NY Times is reporting that Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook, citing a source who said the Times and Facebook are moving closer to a firm deal. Facebook declined to comment on specific discussions with publishers, but noted it had provided features to help publishers get better traction on Facebook, including tools unveiled in December that let them target their articles to specific groups of Facebook users. The new plan, notes the Times, is championed by Chris Cox, the top lieutenant to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and a "major supporter" of FWD.us. Exploring Facebook's wooing of the media giants, the Christian Science Monitor asks if social media will control the future of news, citing concerns expressed by Fusion's Felix Salmon, who warns that as news sites sacrifice their brands to reach a wider audience, their incentives for accuracy and editorial judgment will disappear. So, will the Gray Lady's iconic slogan be changed to "All The News That Mark Zuckerberg Sees Fit To Print"?"

Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 858

by Crashmarik (#49340717) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

"The exception that proves the rule" is used when an exception to a generally accepted truth is discovered. This is an old fashioned use of the word 'prove', which means 'to test'. It does not mean it proves a rule is true, but that it tests the rule.

In this case, that you can find a few examples of the left actually supporting free speech amongst the sea of examples of their suppression is exactly what is meant.

Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 858

by Crashmarik (#49339529) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

You mean it has evidence that guys riding around in white robes killing anyone not going along with their views, and elected officials actively shutting down any business that would try to go against the flow makes it impossible for the free market to work.

Your problem is you don't understand how much you don't know.

Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 858

by Crashmarik (#49339479) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

Oh ?

from their exhibitor agreement

http://files.gencon.com/2013Ap...

6. No exhibitor or member of an exhibit may promote, display, or behave in a manner considered
offensive to decency or good taste as determined by Show
Management

Seems to me they reserve the right to arbitrarily deny access.

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