Ex-FB Workers ‘Sqaushed’ Conservative News

An ex-Facebook employee said several workers regularly quashed conservative news stories in the “trending” list on the social-media site, Gizmodo reports. Stories about Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and others were kept from appearing in the news section despite the fact that they were actually trending, the source told a reporter. Others were allegedly asked to put other stories into the section despite their actual performance. The report contradicts Facebook’s consistent claims that the list is solely made up of “topics that have recently become popular on Facebook.”