Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics' after criticism


SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a U.S. Congressional demand for more transparency.

Mark Zuckerberg meets U.S. conservatives over bias controversy

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg heard from more than a dozen U.S. conservative leaders on Wednesday and said he will work to build trust with users who believe the social network displays politically biased news content.

Tech, Top News, World 19 May 2016

Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet conservatives on political bias flap

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet this week with prominent conservatives in the media, a spokesman said on Sunday, to address allegations of political bias at the popular social networking site.

Tech, Top News, 16 May 2016

Facebook, Twitter, Youtube face hate speech complaints in France

PARIS Three French anti-racism associations said on Sunday they would file legal complaints against social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google's Youtube for failing to remove "hateful" content posted on their platforms.

Tech, 15 May 2016

Facebook launches probe into report of political bias

Facebook Inc , the social networking powerhouse, is conducting a full investigation into allegations of political bias, Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said. | Video

Tech, Top News, 14 May 2016

Facebook releases employee guidelines amid accusations of political bias

Facebook on Thursday emphasized that it does not permit its employees to block news stories from its "Trending Topics" list based on political bias, amid a controversy over how the social media superpower selects what news it displays.

Tech, Top News, 13 May 2016

U.S. Senate committee questions Facebook over news selection

A U.S. Senate committee launched an inquiry on Tuesday into how social media website Facebook selects its news stories after a report that company employees blocked news about conservative issues from its "trending" list.

Tech, 11 May 2016

Report claiming bias in Facebook 'trending' topics sparks social media outcry

Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.

Tech, 10 May 2016

As single mom, Facebook's Sandberg 'leans in' for Mother's Day

Facebook Inc's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, paid a Mother's Day tribute to single moms, acknowledging she never fully understood the difficulty of raising children without a spouse or partner until her husband died last year.

Tech, Top News 09 May 2016

Facebook loses first round in suit over storing biometric data

Facebook Inc lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it "unlawfully" collected and stored users' biometric data derived from their faces in photographs.

Tech, 06 May 2016