Facebook denies censoring of conservative news

SocialFlow CEO has stated that the social media platform did not suppress conservative political content

The viral media scandal this week puts social media giant under public attention after Gizmodo quoted Facebook “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential ‘trending’ news section.”

Jim Anderson, CEO of SocialFlow, an enterprise that manages Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and GooglePlus posts, believes that is unlikely for the social platform to perform such manipulations.

“We’ve seen no evidence of any sort of intentional manipulation of what content is seen,” Anderson declared for Yahoo Finance. “What I have seen is people’s engagement rate can go down, but that might be because they haven’t published as much lately, or frankly if their content wasn’t as good. If it were happening, we would see a sudden decline in reach of conservative posts from conservative publications. We have not seen that,” he added. Although not 100% certain, Anderson doubts Facebook suppressed conservative posts.

Mark Zuckerberg was also urged by Republican senator John Thune to provide some answers to the allegations.