A Brief Message from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted July 17th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
At the risk of losing a good number of followers, Niagara At Large will soon stop posting our content on Facebook. I always saw Facebook – an out-of-control, global corporate monster that, among other things, has torn the guts out of community newsrooms across this continent – as a necessary evil for drawing more readers to online news sites like Niagara At Large.
Now, far more often than not, I view it and Mark Zuckerberg, the multi-billionaire creator of this Frankenstein monster – as a force for dangerous misinformation that is, in fact, waging war against fact-based debate and democracy, and is, through the garbage it is peddling on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination, literally killing people. In fact, that is exactly what current U.S. President Joe Biden said about Facebook on the White House lawn this July 16th, and he is right.
To watch Biden saying it, click on the screen below –
I urge as many of us as possible to dump Facebook and to take a little more time to search out and key in information they might find of interest on sites like ours – Niagara At large, which you can go to directly by keying in www.niagaraatlarge.com.
Please visit and even subscribe to Niagara At Large by clicking in www.niagaraatlarge.com to check out the news and commentary we feature here. And do the same with other media outlets struggling to deliver fair and accurate news, even as Facebook continues to work to destroy everything that a dedicated free press in a democracy is all about.
I will leave one of the last words here to American humorist and political/social critic Bill Maher, which you can hear by clicking on the screen immediately below –
I beg you all folks. Tear yourself away from poison like Facebook and seek out other ways of staying in touch with your friends and community. FACEBOOK IS NOT OUR FRIEND.
And if severing ties with it means the end for Niagara At Large, well then what can I say. Enjoy your Facebook “friends” and have a good life.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large at www.niagaraatlarge.com
NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.
Yes. I’ve avoided signing up since it’s inception after discovering FB does too much without the consent of the user or informing the user of what it’s doing when they sign off rights.