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Facebook may be biased against conservative stories. But conservatives may also be biased against Facebook.

Garrett, R. Kelly (2016) Facebook may be biased against conservative stories. But conservatives may also be biased against Facebook. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (17 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week saw accusations that the social media giant Facebook, routinely suppresses conservative news sources. Facebook is so dominant in the US media scene, concern has reached as high as the US Senate, with Senator John Thune querying Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as to how the site’s ‘trending topics’ feature is implemented. R. Kelly Garrett writes that given the likely number of conservatives using the site, it would not be good business sense for it to be biased against right-leaning news sources. That said, Facebook’s curators might be unintentionally biased against conservative media; at the same time, conservatives might be more likely to see Facebook as having a liberal slant, even if it is actually unbiased.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 13:30
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66869

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