MintPress News has cultivated an online presence not only via our website but also on popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we provide watchdog journalism that holds the powers that be accountable. As censorship increases on networks susceptible to influence by the oligarchy, joining Steemit is the natural next step in a world where information is being controlled. So here we are.
There is a mass exodus from Facebook occurring as we type this, with many curators and consumers of independent media ending up here, on Steemit. It’s as if we’re engaged an a chess game with the powers that wish to censor us, one in which they can see the board but we’re playing blindfolded. Instead of playing along, as we have done for years, we’re pushing the board of the table and investing our time and energy on new platforms like Steemit.
We’re confident in all that Steemit has to offer and are excited to carve out a niche here where we can continue to share our investigative journalism with you, uncensored, while also boosting our revenue using the Steem blockchain. That last part remains important for outlets like us - we have an amazing team of staff, writers, graphic designers, and web developers. While social media censorship has stifled the traffic to MintPressNews.com, revenue streams such as Google AdSense have been cut down by a shocking 375% in the last year.
We hope to share our original and exclusive special reporting and analysis here, and we’ve already told our 387,000 to join us on Steemit.
MintPress News is an independent watchdog journalism organization that provides issue-based original reporting, in-depth investigations, and thoughtful analysis of the most pressing topics facing our nation. Precisely the things that the oligarchy doesn’t want shared on Facebook or found in Google Search results.
We focus our coverage on issues relating to the effects of special interest groups, big business and lobbying efforts and how they shape policies at home and abroad, including American foreign policy. Through the lens of social justice and human rights, we report on how these dynamics drive our foreign affairs and impact the world.
Journalism, as defined by the first amendment, plays the role of watchdog over the government. And journalism is not what mainstream media has been doing. It is up to us to monitor our own government and others and report that back to you.
Many of our staff and friends are already on Steemit, including Whitney Webb, Darius Shahtahmasebi, Emma Fiala, Derrick Broze, Sarah Abed, Aaron Nelson, The Anti-Media, Lee Camp, Ben Swann, and Caitlin Johnstone. We are excited to bring more of our community and writers into the fold at Steemit. We recognize the harm social media outlets, like Facebook, are causing in controlling what news reaches the public, the importance of cryptocurrencies, and the amazing opportunity that Steemit can offer. The Steemit community is an answer to many of the questions that independent media has been asking for years and we’re so excited to be here.
Full Steem ahead!
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