Why Facebook Didn’t Block Fake News [...]

Facebook knew the impact on election was non-symmetrical.

Now a new report from Gizmodo claims the company chose not to take steps to suppress fake news earlier this year because it would have “disproportionately impacted right-wing news sites by downgrading or removing that content from people’s feeds.”

Facebook may have been scared of provoking a backlash from conservative users of the service in the wake of an episode earlier this year in which contractors employed by Facebook reportedly suppressed conservative-oriented news articles from the trending news section. (Source)

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