by Melissa Dykes, The Daily Sheeple
Facebook has roughly 1.65 BILLION users around the world every month.
That’s a lot of people who visit and participate on the site, not just to share pictures of what they had for breakfast for their pet cat doing something cute, but also to read and share news.
As it turns out, Facebook censors “the news”.
Referred to internally as “news curators,” several former Facebook employees have admitted to Gizmodo that they were told to not only suppress conservative news from its coveted “trending” section, but they were also instructed to “artificially inject” certain stories into the news section that weren’t trending at all, such as Black Lives Matter protests.
One employee stated that stories about CPAC or Rand Paul for example would be kept off the trending news list — even though they were actually organically trending. They also were ordered specifically not to place any stories about Facebook itself on there (see pic above).
Gizmodo reports that an employee admitted this had a “chilling effect” on conservative news.
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