Facebook CEO Addresses Bias against Conservatives
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with a group of conservatives Wednesday to discuss how to better incorporate conservative views on the social network giant.
The meeting was held after allegations that Facebook has a bias against and suppresses conservative values. Some argue that conservative stories never make it into Facebook's "trending topics" section or on users' newsfeeds.
Zuckerberg met with conservative leaders at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin, radio host Glenn Beck and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks were among the attendees.
"This afternoon I hosted more than a dozen leading conservatives to talk about how we can make sure Facebook continues to be a platform for all ideas across the political spectrum," Zuckerberg posted on Facebook after the meeting.
Rob Bluey, editor of The Daily Signal and meeting attendee, told Fox News that Facebook sees there is a bias problem.
"They certainly acknowledged that there was a problem with getting the message out to conservatives," Bluey said.
Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to be a marketplace of diverse viewpoints.
"We've built Facebook to be a platform for all ideas. Our community's success depends on everyone feeling comfortable sharing anything they want. It doesn't make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing matters most important to them," he continued on his Facebook post.
Many of the attendees believe Zuckerberg is sincere about his statements despite shaky trust.
"There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about the issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored," Brent Bozell told Fox News.
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