The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Lid Blog
A recent investigation by the tech magazine WIRED, has caught Facebook red-handed in dealing rather nefariously with conservatives.
After a 2016 Gizmodo investigation found that Facebook had “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential ‘trending’ news section,” the executives at Facebook were left scrambling to de-escalate the damaging news. Facebook executives first sent a letter to Congress and the Federal Trade Commission arguing that the story was factually inaccurate. Then the company organized a conference where they invited more than a dozen leading conservatives in an effort to build trust between conservatives and the company.
However, the conference was simply a red herring devised by Facebook’s leadership to divide their opposition and ensure that Facebook could continue to work against America’s conservatives.
From WIRED’s investigation:
Facebook decided, too, that it had to extend an olive branch to the entire American right wing, much of which was raging aboutpost was originally published on this site