Facebook rejects charge it buries conservative news

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Facebook reacts to the story from earlier today.

(From The Washington Examiner)

“There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality,” the statement said. “These guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives. Nor do they permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or one news outlet over another.”

A report on Monday by the technology blog Gizmodo said the people responsible for updating Facebook’s “trending” news feature regularly omitted stories about politically conservative topics.

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