Facebook Hates Conservatives

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tolerantlibs

 

Well this will come as little to no surprise to those familiar with the politics of the people who run Facebook:

 

 

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.

 

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion—or in some cases weren’t trending at all. The former curators, all of whom worked as contractors, also said they were directed not to include news about Facebook itself in the trending module.

In other words, Facebook’s news section operates like a traditional newsroom, reflecting the biases of its workers and the institutional imperatives of the corporation. Imposing human editorial values onto the lists of topics an algorithm spits out is by no means a bad thing—but it is in stark contrast to the company’s claims that the trending module simply lists “topics that have recently become popular on Facebook.”

 

Go here to read the rest.  I have never used Facebook, and now I am glad of that decision.

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6 Comments

  1. And who is surprised by this?

    Conservatives have gotten their asses kicked. After Ronald Reagan left the political scene, Hollywood, edu-indoctrination, Clinton, the Bushes, the GOP establishment and Obumbler have dragged this country to the political and social Left. Twitter, Facebook and other have continued that push.

  2. You are correct about Facebook, Donald. However, I am an active member there and regularly cross-post articles from this blog (this exact article being a case in point). Indeed, most of my immediate family is on Facebook, all conservative. I have hardly any liberal friends there because the paradigm under which they operate is so totally opposite of what is sane reality. The reason why I have very few liberal friends is because I block them when they invariably they start with their sickening progressive propaganda in confusing God’s mercy with permissiveness and God’s love with sentimentality while supporting and advocating infanticide as a woman’s right to chose and homosexual sodomy as a legitimate expression of marital love. I quite frankly won’t stand for these people. But they are like the ancient Ninevites whom the Book of Jonah describes as not knowing their right hand from their left. I fear, however, that unlike the Ninevites, when Jonah’s message of repentance is preached to them, they will kill the messenger rather than repent. So I refuse to cast no pearls before swine. In the meantime, I will continue to cross-post blog entries from TAC to my page on Facebook.
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    PS, I have found it fascinating that what I have in common among my friends is not necessarily the Catholic faith since far too many Catholics (especially under Jorge Bergoglio) embrace the heresy of liberalism, but conservativism. Indeed, my boss at work is a southern Baptist and a conservative, and he is one of the very, very few people at work whom I have as a friend on Facebook. But a certain liberal Catholic at work who supports Hillary Clinton I would never associate with outside work, either virtually on Facebook or in person.

  3. I don’t see a problem with curating the feed, but I will admit to being a little surprised– that they hired a conservative “curator” at all.
    Usually the group-think goes unrocked because they are so very unlikely to employ someone who doesn’t agree.

  4. Like the rest of the culture and 99% of the so-called media, facebook is 100% spucatum tauri. Most of the hip youths abandoned facebook, which now is largely populated by older dodos such as myself.

  5. Plus, I’ve often felt the very low- key, quiet infusion of liberal ideas also continues on Google’s branded art and story selections in their logo each day. Drip. drip. drip of liberal matters , nary a conservative glance.

  6. Aside from reminding me of upcoming birthdays, I have no use for facebook, and maybe go there once or twice a year.

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