(Conservative Firing Line) – Earlier today, we reported that former Facebook “news curators” admitted the social media giant routinely censored conservative news, keeping it out of its “Trending” news section. Moreover, they said the company would make things artificially trend by injecting it into news feeds.
One of the subjects Facebook made artificially trend is Black Lives Matter. They even gave it a priority.
The Daily Caller reported:
Facebook staff manually inserted the “Black Lives Matter” topic into its trending news feed in order to artificially boost the movement’s popularity and in turn boost the Facebook brand, according to a former employee who curated news for the site.
“Facebook got a lot of pressure about not having a trending topic for Black Lives Matter,” the former curator told Gizmodo. “They realized it was a problem, and they boosted it in the ordering. They gave it preference over other topics.”
How popular would the movement be if Facebook hadn’t artificially inflated it?
“When we injected [Black Lives Matter], everyone started saying, ‘Yeah, now I’m seeing it as number one,’” a former curator told Gizmodo.
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