Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Facebook Denies Censoring Conservative News

Facebook is denying recent allegations that it routinely censored conservative news. Honestly, I think this is the best reason to use an algorithm for trending news. When stuff like this crops up, you can blame the algorithm, pledge to fix it and then move on with business as usual. wink

"We take allegations of bias very seriously. Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum. Trending Topics shows you the popular topics and hashtags that are being talked about on Facebook," the company said in an emailed statement. "These guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives. Nor do they permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or one news outlet over another. These guidelines do not prohibit any news outlet from appearing in Trending Topics."