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Facebook changes policies on ‘Trending Topics’ after criticism

Facebook said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its “Trending Topics” section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a U.S. Congressional demand for more transparency. The company said an internal probe showed no evidence of political bias in the selection of news stories for Trending Topics, a

Why Facebook’s Trending Topics Scandal Conceals a Bigger Problem

Mark Zuckerberg has made it known he doesn’t like Donald Trump. But on Wednesday, he’s going to have to bend down and kiss the Republican ring. Facebook has endured some of the most sustained criticism of its lifetime this past week after Gizmodo, the Guardian, and other publications leaked information on the internal process behind

Zuckerberg tries to mend fences in private meeting with conservatives

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with prominent conservatives Wednesday in an effort to smooth over the company’s strained relationship with the right. The private meeting comes one week after a report on the technology website Gizmodo alleged bias in the way the company curates news. Zuckerberg invited more than a dozen conservative leaders to the

Donald Trump Adviser to Attend Facebook Meeting on Alleged News Bias

A senior adviser to Donald Trump will attend a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday with prominent conservative leaders in response to a recent report of Facebook’s handling of conservative news stories, a campaign official said today. The meeting, scheduled to take place at Facebook headquarters, was convened by Zuckerberg in response to these