Newsclip®: [Technology] Facebook’s faked ‘trending news’ is a warning not to trust Silicon Valley | New York Post

"Well, so much for Facebook’s claims to be an honest information broker: Turns out its list of “trending” topics comes with a hefty political bias. The site Gizmodo on Monday reported what it had heard from some of the “news curators” who actually create the “trending” feed — which only starts with topics flagged by a computer algorithm as to what users are actually posting about. The exposé reveals one level of bias imposed by management — and another from the peons hired to do the work. Several curators cited routine nixing of right-of-center topics — news about Mitt Romney, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and even Lois Lerner, the face of the IRS scandal. Ironic: IRS employees used their power to suppress righty speech, and Facebook then suppressed the fact its", nypost.com


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