Facebook Intentionally Supresses Conservative News

After Gizmodo last published a story on Facebook news in which sources admitted Facebook ignores conservative news outlets, now it seems Facebook intentionally suppresses news beneficial to conservative views altogether.

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.

Go read the whole thing then remember that Apple’s new News app has been boosting left-wing sites over conservative sites too.

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