Facebook admits that an editorial team might be deciding what to trend on Facebook

Facebook suppressing free speech of conservatives
Facebook suppressing free speech of conservatives

In the midst of the controversy that a small editorial team might be deciding what to trend on Facebook, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the company is investigating claims of news and updates related to the conservative point of view being censored by a human editorial team, according to this BBC news report.

It was reported that Facebook staff was deciding which stories can trend and which need to be suppressed. In a Facebook post Zuckerberg wrote, “Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice.”

He further wrote, “This week, there was a report suggesting that Facebook contractors working on Trending Topics suppressed stories with conservative viewpoints. We take this report very seriously and are conducting a full investigation to ensure our teams upheld the integrity of this product.”

If it is being investigated, it means in other words that there might be a chance that the trending topics are being manipulated in Facebook by an editorial team.

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