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EXPOSED: Facebook Blacklists Conservative News & Falsified ‘Black Lives Matter’ Trend

21st Century Wire says…

Censorship is running rampant on the world’s largest social media website.

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Former Facebook workers have come out with shocking revelations that the social media giant is actively censoring conservative news topics and reports, while also falsifying its list of ‘trending’ topics.

The source says that workers routinely prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, despite the fact that they were organically trending on the site.

The workers were known as ‘news curators’, and even actively ‘injected’ news stories and reports into the trending list even when they were not organically popular enough to be included.

Facebook claims that the site’s news trends section ‘shows you topics that have recently become popular on Facebook’, but these revelations mean that the section actually just reflects the personal biases of its owners and the institutional concerns of the corporation.

The anonymous source said:

“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,”

“I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news,”

“I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.”

The source kept an active log of the omissions, which included former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder.

Yet, while omissions are worrying, the scariest aspect of this story is how Facebook actively injects falsified trends into the news feeds of its one billion users. The corporation can fraudulently set not only a national, but international, conversation on a topic of its choosing and also skew its bias toward which ever way its owners lean.

The source continued:

“Facebook got a lot of pressure about not having a trending topic for Black Lives Matter.”

“They realized it was a problem, and they boosted it in the ordering. They gave it preference over other topics. When we injected it, everyone started saying, ‘Yeah, now I’m seeing it as number one’.”

The Black Lives Matter movement is widely credited as having originated from social media, but this suggests that its true origins lie elsewhere in the hands of very small group of elite ‘news curators’ seeking to implement their own personal agenda in American politics.

Facebook’s response to these damning revelations is most definitely lacking:

“We take allegations of bias very seriously. Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum. Trending Topics shows you the popular topics and hashtags that are being talked about on Facebook.

There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality. These guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives.

Nor do they permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or one news outlet over another. These guidelines do not prohibit any news outlet from appearing in Trending Topics.”

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