What Kind of News is Facebook Censoring?
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Oh my, there are shenanigans going on at Facebook? That's what the tech website Gizmodo reported yesterday. According to several former Facebook employees, the company has a policy of ensuring that certain types of news stories don't make it onto their trending list. What kind of news stories? Why anything that's even remotely conservative, of course:
Oh my, I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you!Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.
Yeah I didn't think so.