An owner of a prominent Facebook pages is calling out Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook for throttling traffic to his sports website.
“Clay Travis, a sports journalist who founded the popular website Outkick, said Friday that Facebook severely restricted traffic to his website last year after posting several articles positive of then-President Donald Trump,” reports Daily Wire.
Travis said the action by Facebook resulted in losses to his company of “hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
Via Daily Wire:
Travis said the ordeal began following an August 11, 2020 interview on his morning radio show “Outkick the Coverage” with Trump. The former president, Travis said, spent 25 minutes on the show and discussed a desire for college sports to return in the fall. After the interview, Outkick published several articles based on the comments from Trump, which painted the then-president in a positive light.
The accusation of censorship by Facebook is nothing new, but it’s rare that a non-political site with such a large following has complained of Facebook’s tyranny.
“Our site traffic soared that Tuesday, setting new records as our news-breaking interview with the president of the United States reverberated across the media world,” said Travis on his site. “But the next day — and for the next week — our site traffic crashed.”
But it wasn’t over after just a week.
“The loss of traffic at first cost tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, but over the next month, that amount ballooned to hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Travis.
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