Conservatives have been scoffing at Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that there is a “vast right-wing conspiracy let alone that it is responsible for the fact that her husband can’t keep it in his pants. However, the statement up has also always had a sinister undercurrent, because one suspects the reason Clinton believes in such a conspiracy is pure projection. Aside from the recent revelation that the Obama administration lied and overtly manipulated a pliant press cu ) sell the Iran deal.
We now know that Facebook, arguably the world’s biggest and most influential source of news, has been actively suppressing stories of interest to and beneficial to conservatives. “We choose what’s trending,” a curator we told the website. “There was no real standard for measuring what qualified as news and what didn’t. It was up to the news curator to decide.” Not the surprisingly, that meant keeping stories from highly trafficked conservative news sources such as TheBlaze from trending. But the real smoking gun was a follow-up report in which Gizmodo interviewed former news curators, who were quire open about what was being suppressed.
Among the deep-sixed or suppressed topics on the list: former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steve Crowder had a chilling effect on conservative news,” the former curator said. Another former curator agreed that the operation had an aversion to right wing news sources. “It was absolutely bias. We were doing subjectively.
At the same time this was happening, curators were artificially promoting news and causes that Were important to liberals, such as Black Lives Matter, which otherwise wouldn’t have been given as much exposure. Oh, and as it happens. the Facebook executive in charge of trending topics and other news decisions on the site is a maxed-out Hillary Clinton donor whose own Facebook posts reveal he is emphatically liberal.
source weekly std 5/23/16