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How the Invisible Hand of Facebook ‘Can Influence Politics’

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A US Senate committee has launched an inquiry into how Facebook filters its news stories for its Trending Topics section. The legal action followed a report by technology blog Gizmodo alleging that Facebook suppressed conservative news and viewpoints and boosted liberal ones. Dr. Robert Epstein spoke to Radio Sputnik about these allegations.

“There is something very real and disturbing going on there. It seems that there is no question that they do biased news stories against conservative forces and toward liberal forces. The problem with the Gizmodo story is that they do not have any actual proof that the top management at Facebook is responsible for the bias,” Dr. Robert Epstein, Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, told Sputnik in an interview.

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