04 November, 2021

Facebook’s Leftism at Work

Facebook’s Political Maelstrom Exposed | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

Here’s the key bit:

Many Republicans, from Mr. Trump down, say Facebook discriminates against conservatives. The documents reviewed by the Journal didn’t render a verdict on whether bias influences its decisions overall. They do show that employees and their bosses have hotly debated whether and how to restrain right-wing publishers, with more-senior employees often providing a check on agitation from the rank and file. The documents viewed by the Journal, which don’t capture all of the employee messaging, didn’t mention equivalent debates over left-wing publications.

I think that is a key point. The New York Times and Washington Post are just as partisan as Breitbart, a major focus of the WSJ story, and they are no more accurate. Yet Facebook pays them for, and features prominently, their content. Apparently no one at Facebook has ever questioned whether false and hateful reporting by the Post and the Times, such as the Russia collusion hoax to name just one example, should cause their content to be suppressed or downgraded.

No arguments on suppressing stories from the left. Lots of arguments about stories on the right. And we know who usually wins. The suppressors.

Yeah, this doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, but nice to get confirmation from inside.

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