Accuracy in Media

Facebook CEO Announces New System to Vet News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly told media executives that Facebook is in the process of creating a system to rank news organizations by trustworthiness and will access user surveys to label whether news sources are “broadly trusted.” According to news reports about the meeting, news organizations scoring higher in user trust rankings will receive preferential […]

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Facebook to Train Employees to Identify Political Bias

Social media juggernaut Facebook, which came under fire last month after a report in the tech blog Gizmodo said that curators of the company’s “trending topics” feature “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,” announced that it will train employees to identify and check their political bias. The announcement was made by Chief Operating […]

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Facebook: Trending Topics May Have Favored Mainstream Media

In a lengthy letter to Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said that the now-changed guidelines for its trending topics section may have favored news coming from mainstream media outlets, and that charges that the social media giant suppressed conservative news couldn’t be substantiated through a Senate investigation: “This guidance may have in […]

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Facebook Shares soar past 2012 Price (Finally)

WASHINGTON — Facebook, which has been fighting doubters, naysayers and pragmatists since its initial public offering (IPO) hit the market in 2012. Reuters reported that this week, Facebook’s shares surged past the original IPO price. It took almost a year to get past the original IPO price of $38. It broke that level to reach […]

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May 2018

5/2/2018 - Facebook CEO Announces New System to Vet News

April 2018

4/12/2018 - Tom Brokaw Chides Senators for Asking Facebook’s Zuckerberg Tech-Illiterate Questions

March 2018

3/21/2018 - Chris Cillizza Wonders if Zuckerberg will Re-Emerge as 2020 Candidate

June 2016

6/24/2016 - Facebook to Train Employees to Identify Political Bias

May 2016

5/24/2016 - Facebook: Trending Topics May Have Favored Mainstream Media

5/17/2016 - Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg to Meet with Conservative Media Figures

5/16/2016 - Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Claims He’ll Meet with Conservatives after Censorship Scandal

September 2013

9/13/2013 - Facebook Shares soar past 2012 Price (Finally)