Facebook’s message to media: “We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic…That is the old world and there is no going back”

In a clear message to publishers (“We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic…That is the old world and there is no going back”), Facebook has reminded them both of the power it wields, and of their responsibilities – it’s not Facebook’s job to revive the business model of old school publishing, and deceptive practices like getting users to sign up for a monthly subscription without telling them up front the ongoing cost (https://rob.al/2OFsHQG), or making them call you on the phone during restricted hours to cancel (https://rob.al/2OESLuZ), seem like the desperate throws of a dying beast.
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That firehose isn’t opening up again anytime soon.