Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn spoke with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony before Congress. In an interview, she revealed what she believes is the most damning evidence that Facebook is purposefully censoring Conservatives.
“Conservative sites have seen a massive decline in their Facebook traffic and reach, yet all of the establishment media have gotten a big boost from Mark Zuckerberg. With the way that Facebook is controlling so much of the traffic and the ad revenue — between Facebook and Google, it’s like 70 percent of online revenue for websites — [Mark Zuckerberg] is basically deciding content.” said Blackburn in an interview with Breitbart.
“I asked him if he was subjectively manipulating his algorithms in order to prioritize content or to censor free speech, and he wanted to push the question off: ‘Well, you know, we have to manipulate our algorithms for things like terrorism,’ and I cut him off, and I said, ‘I got to tell you. Diamond and Silk is not terrorism. That is not terrorism,’” explained Blackburn.
“[Zuckerberg] made the point that I was wanting to make — that they are subjective in how they manipulate these algorithms,” said Blackburn.
“Then he referenced that they have 15 to 20 thousand content managers who look at content, and he admitted that Silicon Valley is a liberal place and people bring their bias to work with them even though he said he does not want them to exercise that bias in their jobs. We all know that they do,” said Blackburn. Do you think she’s right?
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