The news broke on the tech blog website Gizmodo that Facebook has been suppressing conservative topics, according to former Facebook employees.
As the plot thickens, the person in charge of the Trending Topics section on Facebook is a donor to Hillary Clinton. Tom Stocky, Facebook’s vice president of product management, has given the max allowed by an individual donor.
Why is this a big deal?
The person who is supposedly silencing conservatives at work is privately a huge Hillary supporter. That does create some hint of a motive and at least some major conflict.
Stocky says the allegations are false and went to Facebook to post a reply.
“My team is responsible for Trending Topics, and I want to address today’s reports alleging that Facebook contractors manipulated Trending Topics to suppress stories of interest to conservatives. We take these reports extremely seriously, and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true.”
Facebook is denying any wrongdoing, but this issue isn’t going away considering the amount of influences that Facebook carries. Facebook is one of the largest distributors of news in the world.
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