"You guys were one of the outlets who got singled out to balance the ledger": That's what a former Facebook employee told Monika Bauerlein and me as we dug into recent news that the platform was throttling traffic to certain publishers, including Mother Jones. It's enraging for several reasons, and since it happened during our fall fundraising drive and affects our bottom line, we hope the Mother Jones community will stand up for our fearless journalism and send a message with a donation to support it today.
Ted Genoways is a contributing writer at Mother Jones and The New Republic and editor-at-large at Pacific Standard. His book, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm, is newly available from W.W. Norton. His other writing has appeared recently in Harper's, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post. Find him online at tedgenoways.com.