FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP UPDATE2: During the London terror attacks on June 3rd and today's GOP Baseball Practice shooting, our deep analytics via 3 separate platforms now show Facebook is censoring our Breaking News posts by 98% -- even as we were one of the very first outlets to break the news!
Everything we post is fully credited, back-linked, and sourced. Truth is being attacked and suppressed by the left! Today, we need our community of supporters to rally like no other time before.
We Need Your Help, And Here's Why:
This time last year we had more than 20 million visitors per month. As the US Presidential Election got heated, sites like ours which opposed Hillary Clinton got smeared as "Russian Propaganda" and "Fake News." A Washington Post story on November 24th, widely disseminated these scurrilous attacks. The allegation of "Russian Propaganda/Fake News" was completely false, but that didn't matter to WaPo, which admitted they never investigated the claims by a new, unknown group, who lobbed the Fake News accusation. WaPo ran the story nonetheless and like a sledge hammer, our visitor count began plummeting, especially after Facebook jumped on the bandwagon by including this fraudulent list into their algorithm.
Later, WaPo backed-off the story, by adding the following disclaimer:
The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda.
Useful idiots (like Snopes.com, RawStory.com, and others) who supported Hillary Clinton, made tremendous use of the WaPo story, even after WaPo eased-off their un-investigated report. The radical leftists hurled the "fake news" allegation as often as they could. It seemed to us they were taking revenge for Hillary Clinton's election loss by trying to discredit sites that did massive damage to Hillary's campaign through the reporting of WikiLeaks email revelations, which our site and others reported widely.
Visitor counts to this web site began dropping immediately after WaPo ran that story and have now dropped so low, the revenue from this site can no longer support its existence, never mind pay staff and for office space. As of today, this operation is officially a one-man band: me.
I thank all the people who visited this site and helped propel our growth because they knew we were credible, accurate, and - many times - FIRST with breaking news.
Today, while literally on a shoe-string budget, here is what I am working on to reach my readers and to adapt to the emergeing, volatile news environment.
- The App: rather than the traditional website (traffic is currently 90% censored by Facebook alone), my new app will become the primary home for all readers so they can get their news uncensored and when they want it. It will be 100% ad-free, a much better user-experience for news-junkies with customized PUSH notifications and a total in-app experience (estimated July 2017 launch date). To sustain my operational expenses, the app will have a nominal subscription fee of $1 which I believe the RedFlag community will support.
- The Website: I have developed an independent, robust commenting forum SEPARATE from Facebook and Disqus; and what we all like: Fewer ads. (estimated August 2017 launch date)
Many independent sites like ours have had to shut down over the last 12 weeks. I've worked too hard for 8 years, and refuse to have the same fate during this tumultuous time. I personally ask for your generous support of RedFlagNews.com with any amount you can contribute to combat the liberal media agenda with an alternative news source. Right now, I rely on your donations to help me report the news the liberal media distort, slant, or censor -- and I rely on patriots like you to keep RedFlag in this "fake news" fight long enough to prevail. No matter the size, every single donation counts.
Founder and Editor