August 31, 2016

Facebook's “trending news” may start looking less liberal after editors fired

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist
 

Facebook's infamous “trending” section, which was accused of censoring conservative news, may finally start to appear less biased.

The 15-18 employees who managed the section have been fired after being exposed as highly liberal. Back in May, a big controversy erupted after reports that “news curators” were burying Conservative stories.

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Facebook denied the allegations saying “diversity in all its forms — including ideological — is one of our core values, and we believe that adding voices to the conversation creates a richer and more vibrant community.”

Breitbart and Daily Caller did a lot of research into Facebook's “news curators”, which you can read HERE and HERE.

Such individuals include Benjamin Wagner, who in 2007 wrote in a blog stating, “The Bush Administration is the most dangerously inept group of politicians in the history of this country.”

In the same post he wrote in reference to a speech Bush gave. He quoted the President saying “It is the decisive ideological struggle of our time.” Wagner commented “Is it? Christianity versus, what? Dark skinned, tan guys in turbans? Guys with oil? Guys who talk funny?”

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In another instance, managing editor Allie Townsend tweeted “RT @georgelazenby: Violence and murder designed to incite fear and affect political change will never be called terrorism if you’re white.”

She also appears to be in favour of censorship, tweeting, “RT @craigwduff If defamatory speech is allowed just because it is on the Internet, it cheapens the value of journalism.”

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Another news curator, Rula Al-Nasrawi tweeeted “Derp derp derp radical islam derp derp Kim Davis derp derp derp illegal immigrants derp derp this is America derrrrrrrrrrp #GOPDebate.”

Remember, Facebook employees have suggested they purposely manipulate the website to prevent a Donald Trump presidency.

While Facebook's trending section may be a bit fresh, censorship is still a problem with Facebook. Pro-Republican pages have been removed at an astounding rate over the most mundane posts.

Hopefully in the future, with enough action, Facebook can rid itself of more biases.

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commented 2016-09-09 19:17:48 -0400
If the Chinese government invests in Canada and a future Canadian government enacts legislation harmful to that investment, then the Chinese could send troops to Canada to protect their investment. Who would stop them? Not Justin and Obama, that’s for freakin sure.
commented 2016-09-01 13:55:18 -0400
So was it Facebook that caused the link I just shared below to double up and become non-usable, or was it a glitch at THEREBEL?

Facebook removed a comment of mine on the National Post the other day – as this was one of my least objectionable comments – I can’t figure out why..

Then a day or so later: What few comments on the CBC of mine that weren’t censored and all the ones that were have now been removed! On CBC if you have commented – and you are ‘signed in’ – you can click on your name above your avatar and a pop-up box appears that lists all your comments – censored or otherwise…what comes up now is,“You have not posted any comments yet.” In fact I have posted probably not more than 100!!! WTF?
commented 2016-09-01 13:45:26 -0400
“Hopefully in the future, with enough action, Facebook can rid itself of more biases.”

Get rid of that lying fascist scum Mook Suckerbug…if you want things at Facebook to change!

“Facebook has determined that a graphic explicitly calling for the genocide of all Jews “doesn’t violate [its] Community Standards.”
”http://www.bnaibrith.ca/kill_all_jews_now_is_an_acceptable_message_facebook_says">http://www.bnaibrith.ca/_kill_all_jews_now_is_an_acceptable_message_facebooksays

I shared tis to my Facebook page…
commented 2016-09-01 13:40:36 -0400
I’ve actually been contemplating making a FB account again, but only to pose myself as an Islamic nutbar in order to entrap and expose these people. Similar to how Mao entrapped all the intellectuals who disagreed with him. Fight fire with fire.
commented 2016-09-01 03:16:23 -0400
Stopped using it long ago. Worthless propaganda and info gathering site.
commented 2016-09-01 02:05:23 -0400
@rebelation Rebelation
Does this mean they are not censoring anything at all now? Or are just just selling out to Islam?
commented 2016-08-31 18:40:49 -0400
Tired of FB people – they are trash for the most part
commented 2016-08-31 14:45:04 -0400
Saul Alinsky had very successful students. Liberals dominate the dialogue in pretty much all forms. They have for a long time, and are trying to make inroads in new media where they fell behind. Doesn’t hurt to have Soros money.
commented 2016-08-31 14:44:59 -0400
Marty Ashfield – I believe you are absolutely right! By using FB & Twitter – people are allowing exterior forces to control the lines of honest thought & conversation.
I really do believe though – that should by some very foul chance that Hillary Clintoon becomes POTUS – civil war will be upon America – seeing as how the general population has been increasing its’ sensitivity to the ever increasing loose of liberty. All one needs to do to confirm this for oneself is to watch who & the amount of people behind Trump’s proposed solutions to the very real problems humanity faces. There are like 100 times more people who do see & realize the realities of the sick situation as it is. Why else are the tyrants enforcing their “armies” through illegal immigration of jihadists against the will & common sense of the majority? No matter where one goes now days – 85 – 90% of the chaos happening is the direct result of those we have allowed to govern / inform us.
All trees of Freedom are watered by the blood of patriots.
All I see in those supporting the Trumps, Le Penns, Geert Wilders of this world is true patriots of Liberty & Freedom. People I would feel safe in their company. Whereas Zuckerburg and his type are so skittish & secretive that they require out of paranoia – to have many highly armed body guards (many of whom have very questionable backgrounds) – all we need to do to have win in this battle – is stop streaming the cash to them. No advertiser with a smidgen of common business sense would be having their ads on a dead site! It is the advertisers who make FB & Twitter a “free” commodity to the masses.
commented 2016-08-31 14:28:46 -0400
Clean up just means a new sheet to cover the conspiracy. Nothing will change except some light was cast on the bias.
commented 2016-08-31 14:24:06 -0400
“Such individuals include Benjamin Wagner, who in 2007 wrote in a blog stating, “The Bush Administration is the most dangerously inept group of politicians in the history of this country.”

What they weren’t? Like Dick Chaney was safe? Ferkissake he gets likkered up and shoots his hunting buddies in the face! Bush was a MENSA case compared to the dipshits running his regime.

Having that opinion of the Bush regime doesn’t make your a censorious belly-crawling fascist SJW.
commented 2016-08-31 14:18:17 -0400
I hear they shit-canned Lauren for posting comments on the viral video of that demented SJW trying to bully an Asian cabbie over a hula doll bobble-head doll on his dash – what’s up with that?
commented 2016-08-31 13:35:45 -0400
WITH THIS ACTION I HOPE FACE BOOK WILL OPEN IT’S EYES TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOM WITHOUT FREE SPEECH HUMANITY IS DOOMED
commented 2016-08-31 13:15:04 -0400
I quit Facebook over a year ago, and do not miss this biased free speech blocking organization one little bit. In fact I believe that we would all be better off if it went under and disappeared.