Oops! Those darn algorithms keep breaking in ways that favor liberals.
Facebook admitted it briefly blocked links to Wikileaks files containing internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. The block seems to be the result of another algorithm accident that may have incorrectly determined the links to be malicious or spam.
But they fixed it…only after Wikileaks screamed bloody murder.
Facebook wants to be a source for news, but the company’s algorithm keeps “accidentally” removing or restricting access to news stories on its platform. Not to mention that the company’s trending news bar, which is meant to surface major news events, has been dogged by criticisms of bias and the revelation that human “curators”—not an algorithm as Facebook had claimed—were injecting and suppressing stories.
At least Facebook fixes their problems. The company reached out to media with a bland statement citing their “anti-spam service.” Twitter, on the other hand, is a proud censor of all things conservative (except millions of Russian troll farm and tweet bot accounts that trend whatever the Kremlin wants).