Facebook Called Out for Latest Attempt to Game Media Industry: ‘Lucy Promises Not to Pull Football Away This Time’


Facebook announced a new plan to license content from news outlets, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, but the reaction in the media Twitter world was, to say the least, unenthusiastic.

Many news organizations are understandably wary of working with Facebook after it rolled out a big push toward featuring news in its users’ feed years ago only to later backtrack and drop the initiative. And many of those news outlets who did embrace Facebook’s publishing platform gained very little traffic or revenue from the partnership.

Jouranlists’ bitterness over Facebook’s past behavior was on full display…

And then there were the gif reactions…

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