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Facebook denied accusations launched by former employees that said the company's staff working in its news curation department is actively suppressing news categorized as right-wing or conservative.

Yesterday, under the veil of anonymity, a former journalist who worked for Facebook's news curation department, along with several colleagues who also worked with him, decided to go public with their experience while at the company,

They told Michael Nunez, Gizmodo reporter, that some of Facebook's staff who were in charge of selecting which stories appear in Facebook's "Trending" section would regularly ignore actual trending topics, injecting other stories into the Trending widget instead.

The former Facebook employees say that most of these ignored stories were of interest to the site's right-wing or conservative readership. Some of the news stories ignored include articles about Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, Steven Crowder, and from conservative news portal the Drudge Report.

Additionally, these same news curators were specifically instructed by Facebook to ignore any news about Facebook itself, and even inject news stories into the Trending section even if they were not trending at all at that moment, the former employees said.



 

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