by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh and others refer to the world’s biggest social media site as “Fakebook,” and there’s a reason for that: Much of what users see is manufactured to fit certain narratives, while keeping the truth about certain other subjects and issues out of the picture.
In recent days there has been much buzz over the allegation that Facebook censors its “trending” news stories to drown out conservative and right-leaning news and websites, even if those stories are in fact trending across the Web. Former Facebook “news curators” – the editors responsible for identifying those trending stories, writing up short descriptions and adding a link to the stories in the trending section – said there was a concerted effort to push Left-wing and liberal news sites, even if their stories weren’t trending.
But now, as Breitbart News is reporting, advocates for trimming immigration into the U.S. say those claims are just the beginning.
The immigration control advocates say that Facebook also suppresses users who promote material that could ultimately undermine the social media giant’s lobbying efforts to expand immigration law to include more [cheaper] foreign labor. They also say that FB has stopped being a fair communications facilitator and now is, instead, a “political combatant” that is used much the way Left-wing academics use college campuses to trash conservatism and promote all manner of liberal causes.
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As Breitbart reported further:
“The allegations raise difficult questions about the new media landscape, where multinational, multi-billion dollar corporations simultaneously exert extraordinary control over people’s access to information and perception of world events, while at the same time lobbying for controversial changes to federal law that would expand their profits at the expense of the very people who use their service.”
“Facebook is intentionally suppressing our traffic and hiding our stories in people’s newsfeeds,” said Patty McMurray, co-founder of the group 100% Fed Up.
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