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Facebook Announces Sweeping Changes to Trending Section

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company’s announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day after Gizmodo reported on the allegations of one former “news curator” for the trending section, who alleged coworkers […]

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Facebook Announces Sweeping Changes to Trending Section

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company’s announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day after Gizmodo reported on the allegations of one former “news curator” for the trending section, who alleged coworkers […]

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The Guy Who Broadcast the Birth of His Child on Facebook Live Didn’t Know It Was Public

Facebook Live has given us many things: an exploding watermelon, a failed presidential interview, the joy of Martha Stewart, bike murder . On Monday, it also gave us the gift of life, when Kali Kanongata’a of Carmichael, California used it to broadcast the birth of his child. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Facebook Caves to Republicans Who Think Corporations Should Be Regulated By the Government

I’m not the greatest Facebook fan in the world. In fact, most of the time I look upon the platform as a twisted sociological experiment, one in which we’re all dupes — suckered and manipulated into doing whatever Mark Zuckerberg wants. Along those lines, it was recently made clear to me that … Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why Facebook is Wrong (and Right) to Suppress Conservative Stories

News broke this week that the Facebook trending news team block news stories that could be of interest to conservative readers — a revelation that undermines Facebook’s reputation as an unbiased social network that adapts to what people are interested in, then disseminates content according to … Continue reading Continue Reading from the Source

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, […]

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Facebook Will Support the Republican National Convention…But It Will Be Awkward

Facebook has confirmed its participation in both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, which are scheduled for this July. The promise comes despite the fact that Donald Trump and his campaign—which Mark Zuckerberg has lobbed thinly veiled shots at before—will be front and center at the RNC. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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