Bits: Political Bias at Facebook?


Is Facebook two-faced?

The social network claims it is in the business of connecting people and things, largely through powerful (and supposedly impartial) algorithms that focus on things like what other people are reading and talking about online, as well as a user’s own interests.

Now, however, Facebook is facing accusations of all too human censorship after a report on the website Gizmodo said curators working for Facebook suppressed news stories from typically conservative outlets because they didn’t like the politics, write John Herrman and Mike Isaac.

Gizmodo’s story said a team of people assigned to post links and brief story descriptions to the Facebook “Trending” section suppressed stories about Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and…

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