Senate Investigating Facebook for Bias

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Post by spiduh » Fri May 20, 2016 1:02 pm

This is pretty interesting. You click a topic and it shows you the "liberal" and "conservative" Facebook feeds for that topic.
http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/


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Post by Orlylicious » Fri May 20, 2016 9:44 pm

:lol: I don't follow Beck but sounds a new boot licking low. Breitbart.
Carlson: Glenn Beck ‘Acted Like He Was Auditioning To Be Mark Zuckerberg’s Manservant’
by Allum Bokhari 20 May 2016

After earlier hints that Glenn Beck “sucked up” to Mark Zuckerberg during Wednesday’s meeting at Facebook HQ, Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson has gone further, saying the radio host acted like he wanted to be “Mark Zuckerberg’s manservant.” In a comment to Politico, Carlson slammed Beck for his alleged brown-nosing of the Facebook CEO, suggesting that the conservative founder of The Blaze – a website beset by financial troubles – may be seeking to curry favour with Silicon Valley billionaires.
I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that’s not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I’ve ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg’s manservant — it was awe-inspiring. I don’t know what his agenda is; it’s either he’s looking to put his tanking Web properties up for sale or he just can’t help himself. There’s a billionaire there, so he sniffs the throne.
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On the same show, Carlson also highlighted that he personally pushed Facebook on the issue of their staff’s viewpoint diversity, an argument that Beck specifically called out in a lengthy article following the meeting. Beck made considerable effort following Wednesday’s meeting to defend Facebook and praise Mark Zuckerberg. The radio host wrote that he was “disturbed” by the demands of his fellow conservatives at the meeting, who he accused of staging a “Salem Witch Trial” against the company.

When TIME asked him why he trusts Mark Zuckerberg, Beck said that the Facebook CEO “looks a man in the eye the entire time.” He elaborated further on his radio show:
…the most important thing is he makes eye contact with everyone. If you’re talking, he’s staring dead into your eyes. If he’s talking to you, dead into your eyes. And it’s a little disconcerting at times because he’s not flamboyant so he has very few movements as he’s speaking and you can almost tell he’s using all of his energy for the gears in his head. As he’s listening to you know he’s making a thousand judgements on what you’re saying. He’s really listening… REALLY impressive guy.
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/05/2 ... rt+News%29

Whiny bitch Ben Domentech at the low rated Federalist is mad at Glenn and Erick Erickson, they've been going back and forth all day. Ben:
Beck And Erickson Are Wrong On Facebook
Beck and Erickson can go to their rooms to play their hit song “Alone in My Principles” and leave the media criticism fray to those of us who believe it is important and valuable, and have the spine to do it.
By Ben Domenech May 20, 2016
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These are the complaints of useful idiots. They are stupid and both men should be ashamed at their dull-witted retromingency in making them.Facebook is not being shaken down in any capacity. It is being criticized not as a corporation, but in its chosen role as a media entity. Facebook curates the news; it is a news source for the vast majority of Americans. It put its trending algorithm forward as a source of news, with the false impression given that it accurately represented the trending topics of the Facebook community. Instead, it warped these results according to their ideological framework and their biases to falsely represent the top stories of the day. This is a serious accusation and one Facebook has admitted to as a problem. Yet Beck and Erickson are arguing against Mark Zuckerberg when they say that it doesn’t matter.
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If you agree with Beck and Erickson, you must also throw out the entire realm of media bias reporting that has been a mark of the right for decades as nothing more than agitating for affirmative action hirings, which is not their goal at all. Criticism of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the mainstream television media has been a hallmark of conservative writing for ages, and it is criticism based on the fact that they are often wrong about things that everyone right of center knows about.
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Facebook is the most powerful social media platform in the world. It is the primary news source for the bulk of America. Glenn Beck walked into a room with them and loudly insisted he was uninterested in influencing their hiring decisions which leave out conservatives, because he wanted to out-conservative everyone in the room. But the whole reason the meeting was even happening was that Facebook was admitting their fault; that they had, just like CNN, hired a lineup that did not match up with the country. They were looking for guidance because they acknowledged they had screwed up – that what they had represented as an algorithm was in fact a regimen guided by humans, and humans with opinions, and that these humans and those above them had misrepresented what the news was to millions of people for a very long time. This is not organic, this is not based in an algorithm, this is a corporate culture that failed to represent its community and left out the perspective of half the nation.

Attending a meeting with Facebook where you were invited to voice your opinions about their media activity and then voicing them is not an act of shakedown. It is the same thing that would happen in a meeting with the New York Times, The Washington Post, or the mainstream television divisions. It would be an act of foolishness or cowardice to fail to tell these media entities that their reporters were not representative of the country because of their religious, cultural, and political perspectives, as it happens to be true. Facebook is the same way. To say otherwise does not turn conservative media representatives into the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition. If they really believe this and aren’t just posturing, then Beck and Erickson can go to their rooms to play their hit song “Alone in My Principles” and leave the media criticism fray to those of us who believe it is important and valuable, and have the spine to do it.
http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/20/bec ... -facebook/

I keep commenting on the conservative blogs that they should join me and QUIT FACEBOOK. Take their content someplace else. Do it Patriots! And don't bother us at Target! :P



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