Tear Down Your Paywalls

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 10:54

Madam and mister American newspaper publishers, temporarily tear down your paywalls until Election Day. Do it for our Democracy.

Traditional newspapers were supposed to die in a world of free digital content. Instead, many are thriving by gating content behind paywallsPaywalls can force users to pay for access, but also impact heavy users disproportionately and harm engagement. However, they can boost print subscription sales by 1-4 percent.

We recommend that American publications tear down their paywalls as a Democratic public service for the sake of #Election2020.

To effectively fight the propaganda that #Russia @GOP #Republicans spread on social media. #DONews doseofnews.com #CityImages cimages.me #NewsHooks newshooks.com/tag/gop-wars recommends all #FreePress publications lift their paywalls until #ElectionDay  as a #USA #PublicService.