Ninety percent of the team identified as liberal, including the copy editors, who essentially had the final approval on topics. If a source came up that may have been less credible to a liberal reviewer — like Breitbart or another publication like that — it would require more extensive secondary sourcing. However, if there was an article that came from a more liberal-slanted publication, it was essentially given less critique and was a more viable topic from the get-go.
Source: Confessions of an ex-Facebook trending news curator: ‘They are just going to get rid of the product altogether’ – Digiday
A May 2016 report suggested that Facebook’s trending news section was “curated” to censor certain viewpoints.
As this blog notes, many people use FB for the purpose of disseminating propaganda, usually related to government political and policy issues.
Several groups discovered they can use social media platforms to disseminate propaganda posters that elicit quick emotional responses – which are widely shared. Many encourage a click through – to a separate web site that runs ads, turning propaganda into a profitable business activity.
“Throughout the document, OSJI’s position appears to be that private actors on the internet must be brought under international control in order to prevent them from suppressing each other’s freedom of expression and speech.”
Open Society Justice Initiative Proposed 2014 Strategy/DCLeaks
Source: Leaked Soros Document Calls For Regulating Internet To Favor ‘Open Society’ Supporters Via @dailycaller
Propaganda is all about influencing – or controlling – the media. This blog has shown how social media has become a frictionless conduit for the dissemination of propaganda.
George Soros’ organization proposes controlling those who publish on the Internet – in order to protect free speech. Which seems to be saying that all speech is equal and free but some speech is more equal and free than other speech.
Facebook temporarily shut down Gaines’ account at the request of the police. It came right before officers opened fire, killing her and striking her 5-year-old son.
The decision put a spotlight on another Facebook activity: its routine censorship of users.
Source: How Facebook censors your posts (FAQ)