Facebook’s Zuck won’t answer questions re bias

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly dodged a question about bias against conservative groups on the social media site during the company’s Monday shareholders meeting.

“What affirmative steps are in place to increase transparency regarding Facebook’s news section and its removal of pages and posts and what do you have to say to the conservative individuals and groups who have been harmed – and continue to be harmed – by the company’s bias actions?” National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof reportedly asked Zuckerberg during the meeting.More.

Reality check: Zuckerberg doesn’t need to answer questions. He just needs Big Enforcement against free media.

That’s coming but it probably won’t work. The people who need safety will end up prevailing over the junior jackboots who just need jobsjobsjobs.

See also: CNN CEO admits network too liberal. Thanks for playing, Zucker. The rest of us want to live and that means responding to the real world around us, not your progressive fantasy.

  • It’s Citizen Kane with his kid singing bad opera.

  • We need a politics-free Facebook.

    • Alain

      May I ask why exactly do we need any kind of Facebook, Twitter or any of the so-called social media? I live very well without any. I do however understand your point in that since Facebook exists and people use it, there needs to be a blance in order to end the blatant bias.

      • Clausewitz

        I use Facebook as a tool for setting up musicians with local gigs. The other use is for organizing the Peewee baseball team I help coach. I stay away from any political BS like the plague. That much stupidity causes migraines.

    • V10_Rob

      We need a platform that allows you to interact with your circles of associates (and easily allows you to keep those circles segregated, ie. professional and personal), and nothing more. No friend suggestions, no analytics, no tailored content… Just a means to communicate administered by technicians who are completely disinterested in what is said to who, who’s only job is to keep things running, not police the users or experiment on them.

      • I’d pay. It’d be a biz expense. Better for my clients.

        • V10_Rob

          I could stomach a small user fee for a solid app, but any type of price tag is going to make adopters shy away. Unobtrusive and minimally obnoxious ad banners/links on the side would be the better funding solution.

  • Alain

    Zuckerberg dodged the question, because he was allowed to do so. Had Danhof stuck to his guns and refused to move on until Zuckerberg answered the question, at least Zuckerberg would have had to come up with something.

    • Why we need a competitor for Facebook.

      • Clausewitz

        We need to turn Facebook into Myspace.

  • terrence

    I use Facebook to keep in touch with many of my relatives who live in another province. I NEVER even look at the crap that is called “news”, or anything else on it; I ONLY read what they post. As I have said before, the “Z” really should be an “F”.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If you don’t think that Zuckerberg is culling his systems to rat out anyone who’s anti Democratic party & anti liberal, to the FBI you are delusional.