Facebook, the gigantic social media platform/misinformation superspreader, is removing the human element from its News tab.

Recent reports reveal that Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is axing its human news curators in favor of artificial intelligence. Facebook, especially, is becoming a fossil in the rapidly evolving world of social media, and it's struggling to emulate newer, immensely popular apps such as TikTok.

To make matters worse, the $300 billion company will stop paying news outlets to host their content.

Facebook, a chief purveyor of misinformation and hate speech, was never a good place to discover news. And now, as it fully automates the news tab, it may be even worse.

We created the OptOut News app as an antidote for the profit-driven algorithms of social media giants and corporate news aggregation apps like Apple News and Google News. Now, more than ever, the public needs our journalist-curated app that brings you 100% financially independent and trustworthy news.

Can you help the OptOut Media Foundation grow our organization and get important independent news content in front of more people in 2023?

We rely on your contributions to work towards our goal of strengthening democracy and human rights through ethical journalism. Thank you so much!


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Alex Kotch
Co-Founder and Executive Director

The OptOut Media Foundation (EIN: 85-2348079) is a nonprofit charity with a mission to educate the public about current events and help sustain a diverse media ecosystem by promoting and assisting independent news outlets and, in doing so, advance democracy and social justice.

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