JUST IN: Facebook’s Bias Against Conservative Media Exposed …… Accidentally

It will come as no shock that Facebook and all its algorithms have an inherent bias against conservative media. Yale researchers proved it once again, but do not think that was their actual goal.  Yale created its own list of “trusted sources” and the conclusion was just as you would expect. Read the details here.

As Written and Reported By Allum Bokhari for Breitbart: 

A Yale-published study claiming to mirror Facebook’s new methodology for sorting “broadly trusted” news sources from partisan news inadvertently undermines its author’s own advocacy of the methodology by listing far-left sites Salon.com and HuffingtonPost as “mainstream” while packing its “hyper-partisan” category with right-of-center news sources.

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What the study actually shows, by the authors’ own admission, is that mainstream media sources are most likely to achieve a “broadly trusted” rating by surveyed subjects due to their name recognition, not due to the quality of their journalism.

In the study, the authors admit that if Facebook were to sort news on the basis of “trustworthiness” surveys, it would favor established, mainstream outlets and punish new media — because newer, unfamiliar sources are less likely to be trusted.

Given the apparent role of familiarity in judgments of trustworthiness, …..

 

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Yale Researchers Accidentally Expose Facebook’s Bias Against Conservative Media – Breitbart

 

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