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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Facebook's actions are unacceptable. It promotes itself as unbiased and has claimed that its trending news section in the upper-right of the news feed is a reflection of what its users are talking about. However, it was just revealed by several former Facebook contractors that the "trending news" is actually hand picked by staffers. Employees were routinely encouraged to suppress conservative news stories like the IRS scandal/Lois Lerner, CPAC, Republican Governor Scott Walker, the conservative news site Drudge Report and much more.

They were also told to highlight stories from CNN and New York Times as much as possible, which are known to contain a liberal bias. Disappointingly, employees were also told to promote the Black Lives Matters effort even when it wasn't trending on its own. That's especially disconcerting given the praise that movement was given for rising out of Facebook.

We demand that Facebook call it like it is instead of pretending that its trending news section is a true reflection of what users are actually reading and talking about. It turns out they are no different than a newsroom who picks and chooses what they want their readership to care about. We want Facebook to use an algorithm to surface these trending news stories instead of transposing its own liberal views onto its users in a less than transparent way.

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Conservative Corps

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Reports that Facebook has been suppressing conservative news stories proves it isn't the great democratizer it purports itself to be! Facebook needs to respect its entire user base, not just those...

Reports that Facebook has been suppressing conservative news stories proves it isn't the great democratizer it purports itself to be! Facebook needs to respect its entire user base, not just those who sympathize with Mark Zuckerberg's liberal views. 

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