EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s Facebook Engagement Declined By 45 Percent Following Algorithm Change

Engagement on Donald Trump’s Facebook posts has dropped by approximately 45 percent since the platform introduced a new algorithm change, following a year of pressure from left-wing employees and the mainstream media for “allowing” the President to win the 2016 general election.

In January, Facebook introduced a major change to its newsfeed algorithm. In a post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the change aimed to give greater emphasis to posts from “friends, family and groups” and less to “businesses, brands and media.” The change was followed by a promise to promote what Facebook calls “broadly trusted” news sources on the platform.

In the month following the algorithm change, engagement on Donald Trump’s Facebook posts dropped sharply. Total engagement dropped by approximately 45 percent, according to data from leading social media analytics firm NewsWhip. In an email to Breitbart News, a representative of Newswhip confirmed that Breitbart’s reading of the data was accurate.

Average engagement on Trump’s Facebook posts following the algorithm change also dropped significantly, by approximately 38 percent.

The decline in engagement on Trump’s Facebook cannot be attributed to a drop in posting frequency on the part of Trump. In the 13 days prior to Facebook’s algorithm change (28 Dec – 10 Jan), Trump made 67 posts, with no significant drop in engagement. After the change, Trump posted at roughly the same rate – between 59 and 67 posts in each 13-day period, but was still met with the dramatic decline in engagement seen above.

When compared to high-profile Democratic political figures, Trump’s engagement appears to have been hit particularly badly. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Even if they did face a similar decline, it would not be comparable in terms of impact. As the graph above shows, they are far less successful on Facebook than President Trump, which means they have far less to lose. Currently, any change that reduces the reach or engagement of public figures on Facebook will disproportionately affect Trump when compared to public figures with much lower engagement.

In a comment to Breitbart News, Facebook appeared to acknowledge that their algorithm change might have caused Trump’s engagement numbers to fall. A Facebook representative highlighted the following section of their post announcing the algorithm change:

Pages may see their reach, video watch time and referral traffic decrease. The impact will vary from Page to Page, driven by factors including the type of content they produce and how people interact with it.

Facebook’s algorithm change came after a year of pressure from the mediapoliticians, and employees inside Facebook following the election of Donald Trump. Facebook was accused of helping Trump win the election, spreading Russian propaganda and fake news, and creating partisan echo chambers.

In a piece entitled “Inside Facebook’s Two Years of Hell,” Wired highlighted the threat from legislators with a foreboding quote from Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. “You’ve created these platforms, and now they’re being misused, and you have to be the ones to do something about it … or we will.”

Mark Zuckerberg drew curiosity from the media when he said recent changes to the platform would cause users to spend less time on Facebook — and that this was intentional. Why would any social media company want users to spend less time on their platform? At the time, Slate suggested that the company had been so battered by a year of public scrutiny over its political influence that it was now choosing to abdicate that influence by making the platform less lucrative for political figures.

There’s only one snag – punishing public figures across their platform will disproportionately affect those who rely on it the most. In an environment where the mainstream media is stacked against their movements, that is usually going to be populist candidates like Donald Trump.

Facebook can expect scrutiny given Donald Trump’s appointment of Brad Parscale as his 2020 election campaign chief. Parscale was the Trump campaign’s digital guru in 2016, and credited Facebook as the crucial factor in Trump’s victory. If Trump’s reach and engagement are being disproportionately cut back on the world’s biggest social network, it’s unlikely to escape his notice.

Source: www.breitbart.com

President Trump Asks Dianne Feinstein to Add ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban to School Safety Bill

Trump and Feinstein (Alex Wong / Getty)

President Trump asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to add her “assault weapons” ban to the overarching school safety bill during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday.

Feinstein’s bill, which is an enhanced reintroduction of a bill she has put forward again and again, bans over 200 different firearms.

During Wednesday’s White House meeting, Trump showed support for the gun control pushed by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). The Manchin/Toomey bill is a gun control bill that the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected on April 17, 2013. But Trump chalked that failure up to Barack Obama’s lack of leadership, and talked of using the Manchin/Toomey bill as a base to which other bills could be added.

The goal was to create a body of gun legislation, ubiquitously for the purposes of school safety.

Sen. Feinstein talked about her bill and described the AR-15 as one of “the latest and newest weapons” to hit our streets. However, Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 in the 1950s and Armalite began producing the gun during the 1960s. Are weapons from 60 years ago now considered “latest and newest”?

Nonetheless, Trump listened to Feinstein, heard from a few more gun control proponents—including Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)—then looked back at Feinstein and told her she should add her bill to the Manchin/Toomey bill for consideration.

Source: www.breitbart.com

Report: Trump Jumped Out of Limo to Stop Mugging in 1991

US President Donald Trump looks on from the presidential limo, nicknamed The Beast, following his arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on November 11, 2017. Trump arrived in the Vietnamese capital after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings earlier in the day in Danang. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

According to a New York Daily News report dated November 20, 1991, when he spotted a “big guy with a big bat” beating on another guy, Donald Trump told his limousine driver to pull over. Witnesses told the paper,  that “with [then-girlfriend] Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, [Trump] leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault.”

The Manhattan billionaire, who was 45 at the time, told the story from there. “The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat. I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”

Trump added that he saw the mugger deliver “five or six good whacks” before he put a stop to it.

Witness accounts varied. One young woman says Trump only got out of his limo only to see what was going on after it had already happened and the mugger was long gone.

Another witness, though, backed The Donald’s account. “All of a sudden, a big long limousine pulls up on an angle, and Donald Trump pops out with the blond, too,” the unnamed witness said. “There was a guy with a bat, hitting a guy over the head, and Trump yelled, ‘Put that bat down. What are you doing?’ The guy dropped the bat, came over and started talking to him.”

Trump, who was on his way to a Paula Abdul concert, said that he only left the scene when he knew an ambulance was on the way and saw that the victim was being treated by a witness who appeared to be a doctor.

At the time, there was no police report filed about the attack.

The reporter, James Rosen, does not disclose how he learned of the incident. Trump said he was surprised anyone heard about it. “I’m not looking to play this thing up,” Trump told Rosen. “I’m surprised you found out about it.”

Rosen also reports that “Trump was at first reluctant to discuss his daredevil deed, but then he warmed to the task.”

Trump’s famous ability to manipulate the New York press should always be kept in mind.

New York in the pre-Giuliani days of 1991 was not the New York of today, the New York that looks like a Hollywood backlot dressed for a romcom. No, in 1991, New York looked like this and the statistics looked like this. Just a few weeks earlier, in fact, Trump’s own mother had been mugged before a bystander named Lawrence Herbert chased the thug away.

A full 27 years later, this story surfaced online after the media roundly mocked President Trump over his claim that, unlike the local deputies at the scene, he would not have stood outside as innocent children were being massacred at a school in Parkland, Florida.

CNN’s anti-Trump pundit, Jake Tapper, who is himself using traumatized children as human shields to hide from the widespread criticism of his mishandling of last week’s anti-gun town hall, angrily lashed out at Trump over the school shooting comments. Tapper has yet to comment on this 1991 report.

In its own snarky attack on Trump, the far-left Washington Post also failed to inform its readers about this report of Trump stopping a mugging.

Source: www.breitbart.com

What Newt Gingrich Just Told Hannity About Hillary-Podesta Investigation Will SCARE THE HELL OUT OF YOU

Newt Gingrich joined Sean Hannity last night to discuss the breaking news that Tony Podesta, Democratic Lobbyist and Brother to Hillary’s Campaign chairman, is now reportedly under federal investigation due to his ties to the Russians. Newt dropped  a bombshell about this new investigation. (Video Below)

This comes just a couple days after evidence was uncovered that Russians funneled money to the Clinton Foundation before Obama and Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians.

Hannity was giving a brief rundown of the shocking news, and Newt Gingrich interrupted him to explain just how significant and unprecedented this. As a historian, Gingrich knows the details of Presidential scandals from the past 250 years and he told Hannity the shocking truth about this latest Hillary scandal.

Gingrich was contacted by Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, a world-renowned historian at Gettysburg College, after seeing these new revelations about Hillary and Podesta were made public. He told Newt this is the biggest corruption scandal he has ever seen, going all the way back to the Civil War era. Here’s what Newt told Hannity:

“I think we’re on the edge of the greatest corruption scandal in American History… The breaking point will come when Congress has the courage to demand that every donation to the Clinton Foundation be published and we learn how tremendous the foreign influence buying was, and what a threat that was to American Democracy… By the time this is all out. Every other presidential scandal in American history will look trivial. This is the most corrupt, the most unbelievably unlawful administration in American History. and the Apex was the Clinton team. (Bill Hillary & the Podestas)” But he didn’t stop there.

WATCH this video then SHARE on Facebook because the media is ignoring this!

From Fox News:





Source: www.libertyonenews.com

INSTANT KARMA: George Lopez Gets EMBARRASSED By Hispanic Cop After Saying ‘Deport the Police’


Especially now that you’re trying your darndest to send a message to President Trump trying to say that we should deport our police to make American streets safer instead of ILLEGAL immigrants from Mexico.

First off…what an idiot. Second, illegal aliens are breaking the law already, and in order to be here illegally they have to break even more laws and commit crimes such as stealing, murder, etc…in many cases. Some have the idea that since they are already illegal, there is no wrong in rape either…which uh, wrong. But what does Lopez care, his head is so far up his butt he couldn’t see logic if it bit him in the behind anyway.

So he would like to rid America of all the police. He’s screaming racist at every chance he gets but he himself is the racist, and a very hardcore racist at that. Inciting revolution, and violence against President Trump and our police? It sounds like he needs to look into moving out of a country he hates so much…and into a country he’s pretending to take a stand for, out of pure stupidity. Could he have become a celebrity in Mexico at the level he is now? Nope. Maybe a really great cruise boat entertainer though. Maybe.

There just isn’t the opportunity anywhere else that there is here in America, and yet here he is hating on the country that has given him a good life? Sickening.

Thankfully however, not even his fans are showing support for what he posted on Instagram. They are enraged in fact, but what is done is done and the internet makes your poor choices engraved in… FOREVER!

This is what his post said:

The comedian posted the controversial comment on Instagram over the weekend and has since made his account private, likely due to negative backlash from fans who are telling him to “stick to comedy.”

“The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer,” Lopez wrote. “You wanna make the streets safer deport the police!”

One of the more popular responses comes from a police officer who said the following:

“Hispanic police officer along with my wife, I have served 16 years, my wife 10. I have a younger sister half Hispanic and black and she served 7 as a police officer,” the man wrote. “I paid to meet you two years ago at the Majestic Theater in San Antonia. I remember being excited in getting to meet a Hispanic I was proud of. You found out my wife and I were police, joked by assuming position against the wall. We were escorted out, my sister was in line behind us kept quiet after a comment was made when my wife and I left, about police.”

It doesn’t get anymore ‘mic drop moment’ than that. There is literally nothing Lopez could say to pull himself out of that hole. That wasn’t all though…here are some other responses:

“Not cool @georgelopez. I’m Latina and I’ve been pulled over more than enough times for speeding. All but one cop were nice and respectful,” wrote another user. “I realize there are some bad apples in the bunch but your statement puts all cops in the bad bunch category. Please stick to comedy. You’re not that funny when you bring politics into your posts.”

“Keep calm george…i got two brothers that are police officer ..and we are Mexican/Americans..”

“That comment is fck up many latinos who fought hard and became cops #alllivematter puto,” wrote another.

Lopez didn’t expect his hateful post to receive such a reaction and has now made his Instagram account private.

To which I say…

Source: www.redrocktribune.com

BLOOD ON HER HANDS: Here Are The Five Detailed Clinton Emails That Lead Amb. Chris Stevens To His Demise

Things are continuing to crumble for Hillary.

As the DOJ continues it’s probe into the shady dealings of the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, 5 emails have moved to the top of the stack concerning an issue Hillary hoped would just go away. Benghazi.

In an email previously released regarding Hillary’s Benghazi investigation, there was one specific message that detailed the exact location of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Because this email was sent through the unsecured server, it is highly probable that terrorists intercepted the message.

There were five relevant emails in the cache of Clinton emails that placed Amb. Stevens in harms way:

March 23, 2011: In this email, Clinton’s then-chief of staff Jacob Sullivan wrote to Clinton about the NATO mission in Libya. Sullivan also wrote that someone named Bill was “trying to make sure Chris Stevens gets into E. Libya.”

March 27, 2011: This is an email between two State Department officials that was then forwarded to Clinton. Regarding his location and travel plans, the email said, “The current game plan is for Mr. Stevens to move no later than Wednesday from Malta to Benghazi. He will stage off shore initially for a one day visit during which he will have meetings with TNC interlocutors and get a sense of the situation on the ground. The goal of this one day trip is for him to lay the groundwork for a stay of up to 30 days.”

April 8, 2011: An email among State Department employees that was later forwarded to Clinton said, “Security situation in Benghazi remains quiet. Chris Stevens & team are in the hotel, moving only for meetings as required.”

April 10, 2011: Another email among State Department employees later forwarded to Clinton marked said, “The situation in Ajdabiyah has worsened to the point where Stevens is considering departure from Benghazi. The envoy’s delegation is currently doing a phased checkout.

April 24, 2011: A final email among State Department employees later forwarded to Clinton: “Stevens will be meeting with MFA in one hour and will make a written request for better security at the hotel and for better security-related coordination. He still feels comfortable in the hotel. They are looking into the idea of moving into a villa, but that is some way off.”

Read the email closely. It begins at the bottom with Hillary (H) writing in the subject line “Chris Smith.” Yes, Chris Smith was one of the Americans that was also killed, but it shows that the wrong name remained in the email chain. No one corrected it. And no one can argue that they were focused on “the situation,” because if they truly were, they would never have revealed his location 5 separate times in unsecured emails. Clinton claims to have been deeply affected by the death of an American Ambassador, yet she can’t even remember what his name is? Hillary allowed Benghazi to happen, she placed everyone at risk with her incompetence, and she is to blame for why he cannot go home to his family.

The emails above are from a chain of emails that reveal Ambassador Stevens‘ location was readily available to anyone who could hack into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server. Which, according to the FBI, was not very hard to do. It is very possible that these emails were intercepted, but Hillary failed these Americans several times. She failed them when she declined to adequately supply and arm them when they requested it for months, she never answered their requests for help that night for 13 hours, and she still to this day lies about how she left our Americans exposed to an attack. She didn’t care then, and she never will. But we do.

Here’s an awesome tribute video to Amb. Chris Stevens:

Source: www.americanjournalreview.com

SC BEAT DOWN: Neil Gorsuch Just Did Something To Bader-Ginsburg That Has Rocked The Court

The Supreme Court of the United States has entered it’s Fall term and already there’s a not so unexpected rivalry brewing in the ranks.

As we all well know, Trump appointed the Honorable Neil Gorsuch as the newest SC Justice, after Obama failed to get his nominee pushed through on his way out of the White House door. And that pissed a LOT of Democrats right off.

Let’s just say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (or RGB as she is known) leans so far left she is barely visible out there.

Justice Gorsuch is a strict Constitutionalist in the vein of the man he replaced, Justice Scalia. During a recent oral argument, he said to one attorney “[m]aybe we can just for a second talk about that arcane matter, the Constitution.”

RBG fired at Gorsuch, trying to shut him down, but it didn’t work.  He continued asking questions, one coming less than a minute after RBG tried unsuccessfully to shut him up.

They traded barbs again just a week later during oral argument in another case.  Gorsuch, again, wanting to follow the Constitution.  RBG, on the other hand, noting how the SCOTUS has otherwise interpreted it.

SNL knows:


(Courtesy of Saturday Night Live via Youtube.com)

It could just be a seniority thing; however RGB made it quite clear during the election what she though of Trump:  “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.  For the country, it could be four years.  For the court, it could be –I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

And this:  “He is a faker.  He has no consistency about him.  He says whatever comes into his head at the moment.  He really has an ego.  How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?”   

Me thinks RGB may be taking out her feelings on Gorsuch now.  What do you think?  Please comment and Share.

[H/T The Daily Caller and Fox News]

Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Problem is Guns, not Entertainment Industry’

Actress and political activist Jennifer Lawrence opened up about gun violence this week, dismissing the idea that the entertainment industry’s constant use of firearms is partly to blame for America’s gun violence.

“I think that, you know, we’re the entertainment industry. At some point there has to be separation between politics and the entertainment industry or we’re going to suffer,” Lawrence said Wednesday during the New York premiere of her new spy thriller Red Sparrow. “This is, it’s an art. And it’s an art to entertain and, as an industry, we will suffer and people need to take that responsibility on themselves.”

“The same kind of violence is in different parts of the country that don’t have as many problems as we do,” Lawrence continued, “I think the problems is guns not entertainment industry.”

Lawrence, who has starred in several films featuring her character using firearms — including Winter’s Bone, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Joy — also praised the students campaigning for gun control in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that saw Nikalos Cruz kill 17 people with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.

“I think what they’re doing is amazing,” Lawrence said. “I think that it’s really about time as citizens we don’t feel safe and if these kids don’t feel safe then they need to do something about it,” she said. “And I admire what they’re doing and I think they’re really brave.”

The A-lister was responding to President Donald Trump implying last week that violenceon TV and in video games have spurred mass shootings.

Source: www.breitbart.com

Dick’s Sporting Goods Announces End to ‘Assault Rifle’ Sales — Again

In this April 10, 2013 file photo, newly made AR-15 rifles stand in a rack at Stag Arms in New Britain, Conn. The gun manufacturing company pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in federal court in Hartford, Conn., to violating federal firearms laws. Owner Mark Malkowski has agreed to sell the company. Prosecutors said the company was unable to account for hundreds of weapons. Malkowski is expected to plead guilty Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in New Haven federal court to a misdemeanor charge of failure to maintain proper firearm records. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

ick’s Sporting Goods made a February 28 announcementinforming the public that the retail chain will end “assault-style rifles”–again.

The retail chain made a similar announcement days after a gunman carried a stolen AR-15 and handgun into a gun-free zone and killed 26 innocents.

On December 18, 2012, Breitbart News reported that DICK’S Sporting Goods was suspending sales of “modern sporting rifles,” a moniker that encompasses AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar firearms. CNN reported that DICK’S expunged “modern sporting rifles” from its website on the same day.

Dick’s is now in wash, rinse, repeat mode. In the wake of the February 14 Florida school shooting they are again announcing an end to “assault-style rifle” sales:

Dick’s most current plan to quit selling “assault-style rifles” comes after admitting that the Florida school gunman legally purchased a shotgun from one of the retailer’s stores. The school gunman did not use the shotgun in his attack.

Dick’s tweeted, “[The shotgun] was not the gun, nor type of gun, [the gunman] used in the shooting. But it could have been.”

Source: www.breitbart.com

Illinois School District Moves to Arm Teachers to Ensure ‘Kids Are Safe’

concealed carry holster

Illinois’ Century School District is moving to arm teachers as a way to ensure “kids are safe” from an attack like the one witnessed in Florida on February 14.

WSIL quoted school district board member Keith Clark saying, “We arm our Brink’s trucks because we hold value in it. We appoint security to guard our legislators, to guard our movie stars, but yet our most valuable asset in our society are our children and we do nothing.”

Century’s superintendent, Landon Sommers, pointed out that the school has new doors, metal detectors, and cameras, but armed teachers would add another defensive layer to make sure that “kids are safe.”

Sommers said, “It’s disheartening being in education having this conversation, but with everything going on it’s a conversation we have to have.”

Parents expressed support for arming teachers but Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Kathi Griffin opposes arming teachers to defend their own lives and the lives of their students.

Griffin said, “We need to stop repeating history and tackle the school shooting epidemic head on, but arming our teachers is not the answer. Our teachers and support staff members did not sign up to carry guns! They are not law enforcement. They became teachers and support staff because they wanted to help students learn and succeed.”

Breitbart News reported that Broward County Sheriff’s deputy Scott Peterson, the law enforcement officer on scene during the Florida school shooting, was at the school at the attack occurred but never went in to confront the gunman. Unarmed teachers inside the building were defenseless.

Source: www.breitbart.com