Day: May 26, 2016

Facebook censoring news, claims report

Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s “trending” list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,” according to

Facebook employees get new guidelines

Facebook on Thursday emphasized that it does not permit its employees to block news stories from its “Trending Topics” list based on political bias, amid a controversy over how the social mediasuperpower selects what news it displays. Technology news website Gizmodo on Monday reported that a formerFacebook employee said workers

Facebook’s trending topic controversy: All you need to know

What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its”trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a former Facebook contractor with self-described conservative leanings said Facebook downplayed news that conservatives are interested in and artificially