Facebook uses dead media to decide what’s important

From Breitbart

Mere days after Tom Stocky, Facebook’s Trending News manager, rejected reports that his subordinates “artificially inject” items into its list of trending news stories, a leak of internal guidelines published in The Guardian show that the company does exactly that.
The document shows that Facebook’s team behaves like a typical Old Media outlet, with editors selecting and approving stories at virtually every stage of the process. The company also keeps a list of 1,000 “trusted” outlets that it uses in its Trending News feature.

The document also instructs staffers to check if a story is headlining on mainstream outlets like CNN, BBC, Fox News, and The New York Times before assigning it “national-level” importance. This is in stark contrast to the company’s outward claim that its Trending News feature merely reflects what’s currently trending among its userbase. More.

Reality check: Of course. To the extet that Facebook proposed to be part of a global governance elite (cf his page boy relationship with Angela Merkel) , he relies on their captive media to tell him what to do.

It works if we let it.

See also: If progressives win, expect much more manufactured news

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