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MAY 10, 2016 - Engadget

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Facebook denies filtering conservative news stories

Even if your Facebook News Feed is full of family members dropping racist memes or links to factually inaccurate articles, you might not see such showing up in the "trending news" portion of the social network's landing page. And there's a reason for...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Huffington Post

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The Facebook News Scandal Explained

The mystery surrounding Facebook's "Trending" topics has been obliterated. Those headlines you see when scrolling through your Facebook News Feed or searching for content on the mobile app are constructed by human beings and subject to their biases, according to a duo of incendiary reports written by Michael Nunez and published to Gizmodo. "They call it 'Trending' news, and they ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - TechRadar

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Now Periscope lets you livestream from a drone

The new battle waging between Facebook and Twitter is over video, and Facebook Live has seen significant updates in the last month that amp up its broadcast prowess, including opening the door to streams from drones. Not to be outdone, Twitter's Periscope is introducing... the exact same thing. Plus a few other upgrades, including search and saving beyond 24 hours. ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Nieman Journalism Lab

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Facebook’s trending stories leak shows that it isn’t too different from average news orgs: flawed, human, a little biased

Despite its claims, Facebook has never been a completely neutral platform. Even the supposedly objective News Feed algorithm is a product of the human biases that helped create it. The same, it seems, goes for Facebook’s trending topics, which are far from the objective reflection of popularity that Facebook claims they are, according to a new report from Gizmodo....

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MAY 09, 2016 - Business Insider

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There’s a major issue at the heart of how Facebook shows you news (FB)

Facebook is used by over 1 billion people — one-seventh of Earth's population. If there's a "front page" for the internet, it's Facebook. The real estate atop Facebook.com is some of the most valuable, widely seen real estate — real or virtual — on the planet. Occupying a significant section of that real estate is the "Trending" section, dedicated to news ...

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