Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on May 24, 2016

Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives.

The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section.

Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.”

In one instance Facebook rejected a story this year about the opening of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — the largest gathering of right-wing activists in the country. Facebook says that was likely because there were already enough stories about the Republican presidential primary. But the company said since it allowed CPAC posts in 2015, and covered other parts of the 2016 conference, there wasn’t any discrimination.

  • robert sanders

    hang the bastar””

  • Larry E. Smrekar

    The only rogue employee is none other than MARK ZUCKERBERG! The coward got caught and stands to lose millions. The PEOPLE are dropping him like a hot potatoe. Soros had to be the who told him to do this mea copa.The only other reason for his repentance is a possible Trump presidency. Also with an arrest warrant issued by Valimar Putan against Soros it made him come clean, because now his buddy is on the lam.

  • reggie

    After the backlash U of MO and Target are getting, maybe the 2 bit gods at the top will stop pandering to the small percent. When money walks out, loud and clear, they start to get the message.

  • reverand on the west coast.

    You damn right there is discrimination on fb aginst conservatives. i have encountered very much bullying and even being kicked off of many, many sites because they were liberal sites and I was accused of being a such and such conservative and that i had no place on that site, and they kicked me off. one after another, i was kicked off of them, dozens and dozens of them.

  • Robert Brumley

    Oh yeah, it’s real easy and typical of liberals to blame somebody else. In this case it’s facebook blaming some rouge employees and then their punishment is to re-train them? Barf.

  • gingergirl

    Facebook is so in the bag liberal. Does this really surprise anyone? Seriously, just another media outlet trying to make obama and the dems look good, while making taxpaying, hardworking, love our country citizens look bad.
    My Mom always taught us to look to the source before you believe someone!

  • Phil Esposito

    Their idea of re-training will be: they all go out for a pizza and Suckerberg says to them “don’t get caught again, be biased, but don’t get caught”.

  • TeaPartyPatriot

    .
    rogue employees HELL
    They were doing as they were instructed. If they were rogue employees they would have been $hit canned as soon as discovered.
    .

  • J.B. Young

    Then these rogue employees need to be fired!!

    • reggie

      Start with zuckerberg.

  • LeonS9671

    What a hoax… Everyone knows Mark Zuckerberg was bringing in non-citizen workers through the work visa system to save from paying more to qualified U.S. citizen workers.
    Mark Zuckerberg has been open about his support of the Leftist Socialist/Communist Barack/Obama Regime and he was and still will use his Facebook Platform to push his personal agenda of trying to employ as few U.S. citizen workers as possible…
    Yah… He’s a real peach Millennials !!!
    Wake up…. He’s just another snake oil salesperson just like the rest…
    He will lie and use his political clout to sway your opinions while he justifies his use of non-U.S. workers…. He’s a hypocrite…. Hello…. Please wake up….

  • democrat CockRoach

    Rogue employees personally trained by the Nazi suckerberg.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Is the censorship guru Mark Zuckerberg attending the training?

  • Robert Wilson

    FACEBOOK TURNED IT’S FACE FROM ME,”BOOTED ME OFF.” (Only because I am a humble conservative.)

  • Fuck Facebook and FUCK Mark Zuckerberg. My account was suspended because I support Trump and I’m against Syria refugees relocating to the United States.

    • reggie

      Yup, they’re called soros, klinon, 0b0, most of congress, bush romney, big business including Disney, the ones on the other side of the pond, rothchild, probably add in merkel, bilderberg group. All of the elites who want the world’s population reduced to 500,000, automation for low skilled jobs, zombies for the rest. Our young people who can’t think, just follow along.

  • Brenda

    Rogue employees again? Seems the IRS has some of those also. Wake Up People

    • CharlieSeattle

      …Rogue?

      That is laughable. Censorship is systematic and directed from the top!

  • PC Bob

    Passing the buck, again, I see.Denial is SUCH an ugly thing! It’s costing Target stores dearly, right about now!

  • disqus_v5723Mqspa

    Rogue “employees??” Just like a leftist liberal, trying to put the blame on others!

    • reggie

      The main rogue ’employee’ is mark zuckerberg.

  • Katie Jones

    Untrue you should allow people who think it was important to post it – post it! No way I believe this spill.

  • danstewart

    Rogue employees my azz. They were following “suckerburgs” orders.

  • pmbalele

    So we should accuse this site and WND site for refusing to post liberal blogs. My postings are not allowed at WND because they deprogram hard core racists and bigots to see themselves are regular people.

    • Ramon1710 .

      Or, it could be because your posts are stupid, self-righteous, and childish. Make at least a little effort to think before you type.

  • rodstew

    ….just what the lying liberal a**holes from the IRS said about targeting conservative groups. Birds of a feather…………..

  • USCBIKER

    Of course Fuckerturd knew, he’s the most liberal one of them all! This is nothing but CYA for the media spin machine. Liberalism, once exposed and confronted, can never win an honest debate against conservatism. That’s why liberals use censorship or outright muzzling, like what we saw in Mizzou.

    • reggie

      But be of good cheer. u mo is starting to hurt. They received 7,400 e-mails, freshman enrollments down 25%, leaving them with a $32 million shortfall, The athletic dept donations are down 72%. Target stock price was $84 on 4/19, $79.50 on 4/29, $68.69 today.

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Just like DC: whatever they tell you is BS and to shield a corrupt agenda. Where have we seen that before?

  • Patrick Driscoll

    Facebook starting to sound way too much like obuma’s corrupt/broken DC. You have to question whether this is just one of that asshole’s tools.
    Question how much you should use this entity.

    • PC Bob

      It IS one of his tools! He has PROMISED that he would use every means possible to get the millennials to vote for his agenda, and it has worked SO well for him!

      • Robert Wilson

        His day is over, the next step he’ll be taking is down the isle to see de judge.

        • John Last

          I’d rather see him convicted of Treason, and HUNG !

    • Robert Wilson

      Well, B.O. bribes the rhinos,, why not ………….

  • James in Texas

    Facebook learned everything it knows from the Obama administration and the IRS, that being……….”Lie and then Lie again! Then find some lowly employee to Blame”! Facebook is the Number One supporter of “Useful Idiots”!

    • Robert Wilson

      I knew that facebook had a mole in side!

  • Ramon1710 .

    Yes, sure, and the IRS abuses of conservatives were all the result of a small rogue office out in Nowhereland, USA. Like the Facebook situation, the problem had NOTHING to do with being run by regressives with no moral fiber or integrity, whose definition of free speech is confined to that with which their own twisted minds agree.
    Facebook Zucks!

    • reggie

      He got his and promptly joined the NWO push. What I have to say about the i r s, isn’t fit to print. I know what they do.

  • Roger L. Cotterman

    Seriously Mark, rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.”
    In most businesses if you do something like this you are fired. Yet the Democratic Mafia can lie, cheat and steal. I had thought of advertising my company on Facebook, however that idea went out the window when I saw the treatment of members of Facebook against those opposed to liberalism.

    • Wingedgodd3ss

      If all conservatives canceled their accts facebook would drift in the wind and end up like liberal talk radio. Gone.

  • JOE

    may have,what a crock!

  • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

    Since when is a private entity told what to post and what not to? Fox News does it as a matter of routine.

    • JOE

      u mean like liberal cbs,nbc,abc,msnbc,biggest demagogues around!

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

        While I never expected to get a response from Scarborough, I know it is you just by the level of ignorance. Say hello to Mika for me

        • rc

          This discrimination comes from the top…of both FB and the federal government. You know who they both are.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

            Conspiracy theories as a rule fail, remember this.

          • rc

            no conspiracy here. Both the leader of the US and the leader of FB have said so publicly for anybody whose ears are not full of crap

        • JOE

          u sound just like a typical liberal-demoRAT piece of sh-i-t,joeupyoursMF’ER!

    • Free to think on my own TG!

      And just what flavor is this month’s commie Kool-aid?

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

        The flavor of the month is Trump, enjoy it.

        • Free to think on my own TG!

          Does it come in sugar-free?

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

            Sugar free? Hell no it is made to attract flys, it is loaded with sugar, bullshit and opens either end

          • Free to think on my own TG!

            I knew the democrat’s Kool-aid was vile but never this bad!

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

            This truly has to be the most feeble, childish attempt at spin ever. How old are you free to think? Is it age or are you just that pathetic?

          • Free to think on my own TG!

            I was just stooping down to the feeble, childish level of your response which was:
            Sugar free? Hell no it is made to attract flys, it is loaded with sugar, bullshit and opens either end

  • Luke

    If you have integrity you will admit you’re wrong when caught, but then we’re talking about liberals..

    • Robert Wilson

      You’re talking about communism.

      • Luke

        How so??????????

  • joe

    LOL…that’s corporate policy everywhere—get caught doing something shady and blame it all on some poor salary slaves who cannot defend themselves against the hatchet men of HR and Public Relations.

    • KT

      I know that’s right! Just experienced that in a job I was just recently, let go! And to mention the age discrimination that is running ramped against the 45 and up! So, called Corporate America is shooting themselves in the foot with the younger generation. They have more turn over in positions & immature managers with no experience or little experience. Causing a fracture in the job market by pushing the wiser and more experienced out the door, who could of trained the next generation, to be the next successors of their Company’s.

      • PC Bob

        But, since they are ALREADY sliding into oblivion, WHY would you want to help them by training your replacement? I say, let them slide alone! Piss-poor management starts at the very top, often by hiring inexperienced or poorly trained lower-level managers! To save money, of course! Some savings, huh, when the company slides downhill into the toilet!

      • John Last

        You’re lucky they didn’t try to force you to train your Phillipino, or India replacements, before they canned you!
        It’s happened, happening…

    • John Last

      THAT is “plausible denial”, used by EVERY politition in EVERY country.

  • gerald Hughes

    BS it is a rat’s nest of liberal dem bloodsuckers.
    I have been trying for 3 months to cancel my Facebook account, still haven’t got it done.
    Anyone paying for advertising on FaceBook had better call for an audit of the number of accounts it has.

    • Wingedgodd3ss

      I canceled my acct in 2013-had a mild amount of difficulty but I have heard that recently many people have had issues canceling….they keep getting updates via email anyway etc…

      • gerald Hughes

        Yes, I get them almost daily

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