GOP's Investigating Why Facebook Isn't Being More Fairly Biased
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 1 year ago in
Heyo! It’s the latest GOP hissy fit. This time they’re wasting taxpayer funds into trying to bully, oh wait - excuse me… “investigate why” Facebook doesn’t run more right wing propaganda campaigns… shit - sorry I mean news stories on the righthand side of your screen.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) would clearly rather taxpayer money be spent investigating why Facebook's news dissemination isn't being redirected for his party’s benefit instead of relying on an algorithm that’s arbitrarily tailored for us, individually.
The Reporter’s Committee takes issue with Thune’s inquiry saying, “Once Congress intrudes into the protected zone of free speech and free press at the world’s largest social media company, it encourages the use of similar pressure by governments around the globe to investigate ‘bias’ and promote ‘transparency.’ As U.S. news organizations have reporters on the ground in many jurisdictions hostile to legal protections for journalism, and as U.S. technology companies are increasingly exposed overseas on issues ranging from digital security to the right to be forgotten, this is no time to disregard the First Amendment at home.”