Facebook Censors Trending Stories According To Former Employees

th-1Facebook, the social media site used by over 1.59 billion users around the world according to Statista, added a “Trending News” section in 2014. But contrary to what Facebook’s viewers might be led to believe, it may not actually be trending; rather, Facebook censors the news topics its users can see, in part so that certain viewpoints will not be accessed, the tech blog Gizmodo revealed. In conversations with five former members of Facebook’s trending news team — or “news curators,” as they are called internally — Gizmodo discovered that they had to do undergo “grueling work conditions, humiliating treatment, and a secretive, imperious culture in which they were treated as disposable outsiders.” Read Article

Former Facebook Employees Unmask ‘Trending News’ Blacklist of Conservative Media