Facebook removes a politically biased feature
Dec 26, 2018
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Joel Kaplan, a Facebook executive, gave the order to shut down a feature due to concerns of possible criticism of political bias. The report claimed that Kaplan was worried that the new feature would censor conservative political views on the social media platform. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the company wants a space for understanding different points of view, viewing perspectives from regulators, governments, and NGO's are an essential part to retrieve knowledge and have open discussions. Facebook has been trying to implement a different set of features to prevent the spread of misinformation or 'fake news.'