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No evidence of 'Trending Topics' bias: Facebook

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>> Facebook's apology tour for its news algorithm culminating Monday with an announcement that it will no longer use other media outlets to help moderators decide what belongs in its trending topics. The company's general counsel sharing the news to Republican Senator John Thune, who's launched a Congressional investigation into whether Facebook moderators suppress articles from conservative sources.
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Writer’s text correspondent Yasmeen Abutaleb is following the story.>> Facebook said it's internal investigation showed that there was no evidence of political bias, but it also said that you couldn't rule it out. People who might have done so an individual basis. Facebook also said it's investigation showed that conservative and liberal topics were approved as trending topics at nearly identical rates.
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>> Last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives met with key conservatives in the media, including Glen Beck and Dana Perino of Fox News. Facebook also vowed Monday, that going forward, it will share more information with its 1.6 billion users, on how the trending topic's feature actually works.