Wednesday, May 11, 2016



Facebook deliberately suppresses conservative news on its 'trending' feed

Facebook deliberately suppresses conservative news from its 'trending' section, former staffers claim.

The social network has never specified how trending articles are selected, but long implied it was generated by an impartial algorithm.

However, former editors of the news feed claim staff - or, 'news curators' - 'routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers.'

They were told to 'inject' certain stories to boost them on the list, regardless of their popularity, the staffers claims.

And the allegedly left-leaning team are given free rein to bury conservative articles if they have a bias against them, they said. 

The bombshell claims were made in a series of anonymous interviews former Facebook staff gave to tech news site Gizmodo on Monday.

One staffer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the site: 'I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.'

On Monday, Facebook hit back at the allegations insisting there are 'guidelines' to prevent bias, laying blame on employees.

The news feed was launched in 2014. It promotes 10 stories to its 167 million users, branding them as must-read topics.

SOURCE 


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I purposely avoid Facebook at all times. I think it is for people who want to show themselves off.

Anonymous said...

Of course they do like all other leftist media. They are trying to create a socialist world with no borders and cheap labor. Anything conservative would throw a spanner in the works which is why they will spend whatever it takes to elect Hillary. An indictment on Hillary would destroy their world, if only it could happen. Sanders is not an option since they couldn't control him.

Bird of Paradise said...

Screw facebook time to delete them totaly and have nothing whats so ever to do with them

Toejam said...

WHY I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA.


When questioned by Good Morning America (ABC News) FaceBook officials vehemently denied it. That's good enough for the Liberal Main Stream Media organizations.

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

Anonymous said...

Social media is not impartial because it panders to the heavy users who are young and consider themselves "progressive". It is interesting that this group who has contributed nothing to society except the consumption of resources believes they should be allowed to change the world and society to suit them.


MDH

Bird of Prey said...

If you don't like Facebook, then don't use it, you fucking idiots.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Phooie and double phooie on face book they can go pound sand we cant ever bf forced to use face book

Anonymous said...

Why is this such a shock? This isn't the first time we've seen Facebook show bias against conservatives or conservative issues.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Bird of Prey said...
If you don't like Facebook, then don't use it, you fucking idiots.

My, my, such a thoughtful post.

Anonymous said...

The problem it isn't that Facebook is suppressing conservative news, it's that Facebook is LYING when they claim they are not doing that.

If Facebook were honest about its policies and practices then it wouldn't matter as much because people would expect that bias to be present. It's when they cover their policy with weasel words by deeming conservative news organizations as "unreliable" as an excuse to exclude them.

And what is an idiot like "Bird of Prey" doing here, going against his own advice?

Jub Jub Bird said...

Bird of Prey please watch your mouth leave the potty talk to Hollywood wanks

Bird of Prey said...

Who the fuck are you Jub Jub? What gives you the right to tell me how to speak? You are so damn PC.

Jub Jub Bird said...

Go wash your mouth out with soap Bird of Prey