close
Breaking news

“You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,...read more In one of the biggest leaks ever of offshore financial records, the Internation...read more The Champaran Foundation, in collaboration with InFeed, is inviting entries fo...read more The recently concluded German elections on September 26, 2021 have given a divid...read more According to latest news reports, China has been on a defense infrastructure rev...read more A new line of argument has already come to dominate the public sphere: it’...read more The government has gone one step further to detect community spread of the coro...read more The government has issued an order to abolish the six allowances, including the...read more Aarogya Setu application launched by NIC is aimed to track COVID-19 affected pe...read more SEOUL| South Korea’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April as the coronavi...read more Amid the outbreak of Corona pandemic in the country, Indian government has been...read more Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday indicated ...read more Corona infection in the country is taking a macabre form. So far, more than 74 ...read more Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written a letter to UP Chi...read more On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a package of Rs 20 lakh cror...read more

Engineer Who Revealed Right Wing Inclination of Facebook

Facebook removes employee who revealed right wing inclination report

Facebook has fired a senior engineer who had collected evidence which showed how the social media company had been giving preferential treatment to the right wing accounts.

According to a news published in Buzzfeed, Facebook has been giving preference to the prominent conservative accounts in order to help them remove fact checks from their content.

The firing has come after Facebook employees revealed that CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg has been giving preferential treatment for right wing sites which has been covered in much detail in Wall Street Journal article.

Facebook deleted the video six hours after Breitbart posted it to its page, but it had already racked up 14 million views and other sites continued to share it.

“This was certainly one strike against them for misinformation, but they don’t have others in the last 90 days,” Zuckerberg reportedly said. “So by the policies that we have, which by the way I think are generally pretty reasonable on this, it doesn’t make sense to remove them.”

Despite the facebook’s fact checking rules that limit the reach of pages that repeatedly share misinformation, there had been evidences that Facebook relaxed its rules for Right Wing accounts throughout the world.

Former employees of Facebook have revealed that they were concerned Facebook gave conservative outlets preferential treatment to avoid criticisms of anti-conservative bias.

“This supposed goal of this process is to prevent embarrassing false positives against respectable content partners, but the data shows that this is instead being used primarily to shield conservative fake news from the consequences,” one former employee told NBC News.  

Story Page