Allegations have been made that Facebook employees are instructed to exclude conservative news stories from the trending topics section. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive is concerned and has launched a full investigation.
Mr Zuckerberg has asked “leading conservatives” and “people from across the political spectrum” to talk with him and share their points of view.
“I want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible,” he said. “We believe the world is better when people from different backgrounds and with different ideas all have the power to share their thoughts and experiences.”
The Facebook founder’s post came shortly after the company released the guidelines it gives to curators who work on the trending topics section. He said they had “rigorous guidelines” that “do not permit prioritization of one viewpoint over another or the suppression of political perspectives”.
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