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Social media giants are sabotaging themselves by hurting the “little guy”

Inc.

Some of the biggest social media platforms — Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube — are alienating their users by implementing policy changes that generate revenue streams but hurt user experience (for example, YouTube removing content from independent artists), according to John Boitnott. “With so many content creators being left out in the cold as a result of these new policies, it wouldn’t be surprising to see new, content-centric social media platforms pop up in the near future,” Boitnott said. “After all, this is why users came to the bigger platforms in the first place.”

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