Wednesday, August 31, 2016

About that culture war... Facebook!

It's a one way street, my friends.

Facebook's trending news section, which was accused of censoring conservative news, was managed by a staff full of liberal employees.

The social media company has fired the 15-18 employees who worked on trending news, in an attempt to replace any possibility of bias with an algorithm. Gizmodo reported in May that Facebook "news curators" buried conservative stories. This caused Republican South Dakota Sen. John Thune to send a letter to Facebook inquiring about its trending news section. "Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open Internet," Thune wrote.

There are plenty of people out there who would vehemently deny that Facebook was anything but 100% honest, and nothing you can ever say would dissuade them. By firing his entire team and replacing them with a machine, Mr. Zuckerberg has admitted it was true, they were biased and less than honest.

Liberal True Believers won't care, but that's why we call them True Believers. Reality can run them over with a bus and with their last breath they'll deny it.

The Phantom

1 comment:

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

This and Zuckerberg's satellite blow-up are good news.