Pardon me

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Pardon me, but your agenda is showing.

Some companies are good at hiding it. Others not so much. Some blatantly censor content (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), some do not. Some quietly push a liberal agenda and some quietly push a conservative agenda (though this is becoming more rare).

If you take a look at the Discover feed, here on WordPress (parent company Automattic), you will see that over time their agenda is beginning to show. It isn’t about highlighting good content, though it may be to some, it’s about highlighting only one side of the content – that which fits their agenda.

Thus, I have found myself skipping Discover because there isn’t necessarily good writing or salient points of view, just agenda. A confirmation bias of politically correct, social “justice” agenda. I wanna see ALL points of view. I wanna see ALL manners of opinion. I wanna see an agenda-less feed of good writing, art, history, politics, food, humor, entertainment, DIY, outdoors, and hobbies.

Is that too much to ask?

One comment

  1. Curt Gilman · 20 Days Ago

    Until earlier this year, I had always self-hosted my WordPress blog. While I’ve enjoyed the increase in engagement that has come from moving my blog to WordPress.com, the obvious political agenda of Automattic is what keeps me wondering if I made the right move. For now, I’ve kept my self-hosted site online, ready to switch back quickly if the pendulum swings too far.

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