Uh Oh Facebook Is Getting Sued and Being Investigated for Targeted Censorship!



No sooner did the Gizmodo report come out about targeted censorship by Fakebook, I mean Facebook, when one its alleged victims, Steve Crowder, said he was going to sue. So far, he’s filed a legal motion for information.

As if that isn’t enough, Senate Republicans are investigating.

The US Senate Commerce Committee today opened an inquiry into Facebook employees’ alleged manipulation of the site’s news story selection. The committee, which has legislative oversight of numerous areas of American commerce, including communications and consumer-protection issues, is chaired by Sen. John Thune (R-SD).

He signed a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg containing questions about the nature of the company’s Trending Topics section in light of the revelations yesterday.

It doesn’t seem appropriate for the government to investigate a private company for exercising their rights, however. There is the fact that they donate enormous amounts of money to Hillary and have given nothing to Cruz or Trump. Perhaps that’s the reason.

People should know that the Trending Topics top executive is a Hillary donor. Facebook executive Tom Stocky and his wife donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

A lot of people get their news from Facebook but they are getting slanted views and even false news if this story is true.

The whistleblower and former employee of Facebook who outed them wanted to remain anonymous. Forget that.

The censorship only affected conservative articles that were trending. They were ignored, taken off the trending news or replaced with so-called mainstream reports where possible.

The employees told Gizmodo they were not allowed to publish news stories from conservative news organizations such as RedState, Breitbart, Washington Examiner, and Newsmax, unless a mainstream media organization like CNN, BBC, and USAToday also ran the story.

They should all sue.

Specific people were blacklisted according to the whistleblower and that included Ted Cruz, Governor Walker, Glenn Beck, and Steve Crowder.

Some quotes from the former employee:

  • “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.”
  • “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 source kept a log.

If you are wondering how Black Lives Matter became so popular, this could be the reason and the White House undoubtedly had something to do with it.

Personally, I don’t bother with Trending topics on Facebook because the politics is usually left.

Facebook says they are diligent about keeping the news honest and unbiased.

We can’t get the truth from these people on the left. White House aide Ben Rhodes, brother of the president of CBS News, just bragged about lying to the American public and to journalists about the Iran nuke deal, and now we find out that the administration has been deleting videos of the questioning on the issue in 2013.

Then there is Hillary’s key aide who migrated her computer data illegally – all his emails during that time period are missing and he’s an IT guy.

Here are a couple tweets from Republican actor James Woods that I thought you would like.

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