DailyMail- 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.
FaceBook has been suppressing Conservative news, you say? Hmm, could have fooled me. Maybe I just went to high school with a very meticulous crowd, but a majority of the people I haven't spoken to in well over a decade haven't seemed to have a problem finding right wing FaceBook fodder. If they are hiding conservative news then they are doing a pretty shitty job of hiding it. What did they just shove it behind a window curtain with it's feet poking out from under it during hide-and-seek? Hey FaceBook, I still see like 3-4 confederate flag memes a day and I don't even live in the South, find some more creative spots.
The reason that FaceBook boosts liberal media is quite simple. It needs the boost. Conservatives are just better about incessantly pushing their political agenda down your throat by any means necessary.
I am not talking about the fiscally Conservative people here. I am talking about the people whose social beliefs are so antiquated that - ironically enough - they only feel comfortable posting them on the internet. Zuckerberg had no choice but to make it more difficult and cumbersome for outspoken conservatives just so both political parties were equally represented. It's like playing your 8 year old cousin in 'Madden'. You have to turn down the sliders so he is playing on 'Rookie' and you are playing on 'All Star'. If not it's going to be bloodbath out there. FaceBook has apparently been giving Democrats a hand this whole time and it still feels like they are a social media platform that is nauseatingly Republican. If FaceBook wants to make a difference they would do the world a favor by cutting back the restrictions on conservative news, and hiding the conservatives themselves. I don't mind hearing two well thought out, conflicting points of view, but I think we could all use a little reduction in blind Trump support, uneducated Obama hate, and casual racism.