Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Conservatives Accuse Facebook of Political Bias - The New York Times

"Right-wing persecution" seems to be a meme of the week; also see A Confession of Liberal Intolerance (NYT; be sure to also explore the reader comments)

"Facebook denied the allegations after a backlash — from both conservative and liberal critics — erupted. “It is beyond disturbing to learn that this power is being used to silence viewpoints and stories that don’t fit someone else’s agenda,” read a statement from the Republican National Committee. “NOT LEANING IN… LEANING LEFT!” blared the top story on The Drudge Report, a widely read website.

The journalist Glenn Greenwald, hardly a conservative ally, weighed in on Twitter: “Aside from fueling right-wing persecution, this is a key reminder of dangers of Silicon Valley controlling content.” And Alexander Marlow, the editor in chief of Breitbart News, a conservative-leaning publication, said the report confirmed “what conservatives have long suspected.”"
Conservatives Accuse Facebook of Political Bias - The New York Times
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