Ex-Facebook Workers Say Your 'Trending' Section Is Biased
Several conservative-leaning news outlets were reportedly overlooked — on purpose.By Katie Link | May 9, 2016
Facebook’s Trending Topics section may have just landed the company in major trouble. Well, actually some former Facebook workers may have done that.
A new report indicates Facebook contractors were instructed to suppress certain news stories from appearing in the "trending" news section.
Contractors who worked for the social media giant told Gizmodo they manipulated which stories appeared in the trending section. One worker said they were told to avoid conservative-leaning news stories.