Report: Facebook Suppressed Breitbart News Traffic by Twenty Percent

The Wall Street Journal has published internal material from anonymous sources at Facebook revealing that the company introduced tools that suppressed the traffic of Breitbart News by 20 percent, and other conservative publishers by double-digit margins.

The company introduced two tools after the 2016 election that disproportionately harmed conservative publishers. The Journal highlights internal Facebook research showing that if both tools were removed, it would increase traffic to Breitbart News by 20 percent, the Washington Times by 18 percent, Western Journal by 16 percent, and the Epoch Times by 11 percent. Facebook eventually removed one of the tools while keeping the other — but it is unclear which of them had the most impact on traffic.

According to the Wall Street Journal, one of Facebook’s researchers feared, “We could face significant backlash for having ‘experimented’ with distribution at the expense of conservative publishers.” …

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  1. Facebook is a multibillion dollar company. What does Facebook care about a few (Facebook believes only a few people think conservatively) who complain about being discriminated against? We are entirely powerless against Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon, to name a few. The press concerning Facebook culling conservative traffic is great publicity and makes it more and more powerful.

  2. Just stop using Facebook. Problem solved

  3. Eventually the truth comes out.

    The Democrat rank and file were used like a sex toy. They so badly wanted to believe the economic recovery of Trump (the Capitalist system unleashed) could be replicated with Radical Socialist and Communist planning.

    It failed. Biden gave us Afghanistan, China on steroids, Putin lining his pockets with the wealth of Europe when Trump throttled him, and more.

    1.7 million at the border and that is only the ones we have caught.

    Welfare is rampant, and without time limits people don’t want to work …. remember Mainard Work creates personal wealth, and tax dollars to pay for government.

    You idiots voted for the Democrats and now are faced with a radical destruction of the Nation. Happy?

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