My [column’s] conclusion was that, unless this stopped, 5G would never get off the ground.
I never once considered that expunging my column then firing me would be part of this process. I’ve asked the editors about this and got no replies.
This is a cautionary tale. Anyone writing for any publisher in today’s commercial market, where the managed advertorial and native ad seems to be the only way to make money, needs to be cautious.
This is sad. The Internet these days is turning into such a terrible mix of good and evil, pros and cons. And I agree completely, native advertising is one of the evils.