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Facebook has more in common with a MSM newsroom than you would think. According to a number of reports from different sources, it has shown bias against conservative news and views and deliberately altered trends to reflect what the the corporation wanted. These editorial like decisions starkly contrast with the company’s claims that their trending module only lists “topics that have recently become popular on Facebook.”

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project…workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing…even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion—or in some cases weren’t trending at all.

 …“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” said the former curator.