Trentbro is a troll, not a journalist. If Medium can’t tell the difference, I don’t want any part of it

Why I Won’t Support Medium’s New Paid Platform

First Hire Some Journalists and Stop Being Part of the Problem

I used to love Medium. When friends asked me for advice about the best blogging platform, I didn’t hesitate to strongly recommend Medium first. They have the best algorithms for sharing and exposure to new writers, giving mere bloggers like me the ability to get tens of thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of views from a diverse group of readers that I simply would not be able to get if I blogged on my own site, and exposing me to new bloggers I would not have found on my own as a reader. Medium has been good to me. My top performing post was translated into Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and an audio version was produced. I didn’t have to lift a finger to make this happen. And so, had you told me a year ago that Medium would be launching a paid subscription service at merely $5 a month, I would have been first in line to sign up and would have told everyone I know. But it’s been a hell of a year; a year that has revealed that Medium is unfortunately complicit in the problems of independent media, and those problems strongly contributed to the tragedy of this election.

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