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Facebook Aims To Silence Conservative Voices As Employees Share Disdain For Zuckerberg

Facebook is the largest social media platform, and it’s also the most likely to root for Democrats. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, employees at the tech giant have purposely tried to silence voices on the right. Or as the New York Post puts it, Facebook employees “have consistently pushed to suppress or de-platform right-wing outlets such as Breitbart, despite objections from managers trying to avoid political blowback.” Per the Post: The internal debates — captured in message-board conversations reviewed by the publication — fuel new concerns that the platform is treating news outlets differently based on political slant.Of special focus in the report was Breitbart, which employees have targeted to remove from the News Tab function, especially amid protests following George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police last year.After a staffer asked about removing Breitbart, a senior researcher responded, “I can also tell you that we saw drops in trust in CNN 2 years ago: would we take the same approach for them too?” he wrote. Along with that, it appears a large segment of employees don’t care for founder Mark Zuckerberg, as revealed in leaked emails posted by The Atlantic. It seems Facebook employees are concerned that […]

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Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.