Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

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.

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  • ismiselemeas

    So what? It’s his to do whatever he wants with. If you don’t like it, don’t use it.

    • NoPasaran

      Mmmmm. not quite. The “trending news” is sold to you as being what is actually trending, not what was pushed out to people to become trending, or “declared” to be trending

      • Minicapt

        And the NYT promises “All the news that’s fit to print”.


  • dukestreet

    I have facebook but don’t use it. I can’t believe the amount of time some people waste on it. The people who are actually in your life are the important ones. I would not use facebook to keep in touch with anyone who really matters to me.