YES! They are indeed.
parasite – [ˈperəˌsīt] – NOUN
- an organism that lives in or on an organism of another (your post) and benefits by deriving nutrients (or web traffic) at the other’s expense.
- an entity that relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return, providing no benefit at all.
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I mean, think about it. They live off of putting a fake-checks on posts and publishing ridiculous biased half truths on a variety of politically damaging facts to the Left. Those fraudulent overlays of fiction, funnel clicks to their ad ridden websites. They have absolutely no value to the social media site, the person who posted, or the person reading the post.
It is self serving for them to put there spin on as much as they possibly can. The more they place, the more money they can make.
Also, that Facebook pays them is like the plaintiff bringing their own judge and jury to the trial and forcing you to accept their verdict no matter how unjust.