What in the world am I missing here?
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is fending off allegations that the social media site is “biased” against conservatives.
What? Huh? Seriously?
I’m trying at this moment to figure out how it is that my Facebook news feed keeps getting items purporting to come from conservative sources.
If there’s a bias against conservative thought, well, that one has gone way past me.
There’s some issue with “trending” items. Facebook introduced the feature a couple of years ago. Conservatives say their point of view is suppressed on the trending category.
(For the record, I’m not even sure I’m getting all this techno-social media terminology correct.)
I’ve got a lot of Facebook friends and “friends.” I put the latter reference in quote marks to distinguish them from actual friends, if you know what I mean. A lot of them share their political views on the news feed that pours into my account. They are conservative. I get them — constantly.
Fox News reports: “Facebook’s list of 1,000 news outlets contains several popular conservative sites, including Fox, the Drudge Report, Glenn Beck’s site The Blaze, the Daily Caller and the Washington Times.”
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t object to getting much of this stuff.
I’m just trying to grasp the notion that some political activists are alleging some bias against conservative thought on Facebook.
If it’s there, I’m not seeing it.