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Former Facebook workers say conservative news is suppressed on the social network
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Many commenters noted that Facebook claim that their trending news section is date-driven is, in fact, the problem. If they're putting their thumb on the scale they need to be transparent about that or lose trust.
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When details about which sites and stories were being "excluded" from the feed came to light, many readers thought Facebook had full licence to exert editorial choices without being discrminatory.
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out the dangers inherent in any small, homogenous cohort acting as media gatekeepers.
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Other readers pointed out that all media outlets have biases that readers should factor in.
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And for what it's worth, the story about Facebook interfering with conservative news in their trending module...is now trending on Facebook.
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Former Facebook workers say conservative news is suppressed on the social network
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