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Feb 08 2021
Perspectives: Controversial NYU Study Says Social Media Companies Are Not Biased Against Conservatives
A New York University (NYU) report concluded that technology platforms are not biased against voices on the political right, despite repeated claims from conservatives, Republicans and former President Donald Trump. In the past few years, people have been raising concern over tech giants' censorship against certain views. A 2018 Pew Research poll found that 72% of Americans believe socialWashington Post Fox News (Online News) Deseret News
Mar 18 2019
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and some of its users for over $250 million, alleging that the platform censored conservative voices and allowed defamatory statements to spread in order to influence the 2018 midterm elections.Fox News (Online News) The Hill BuzzFeed News
May 10 2016
Facebook Inc. on Tuesday denied allegations from former workers who said the social media site suppressed news about conservative issues on its popular “trending” news feature.Wall Street Journal (News)
Dec 23 2014
One IRS employee called a conservative group “icky” while another griped that they would probably “have to” approve a different group’s application for nonprofit status, according to the latest findings Tuesday by the House Oversight Committee.Washington Times
Jun 25 2019
YouTube, which is owned by Google, removed a video created by nonprofit Project Veritas, a site that aims to expose corruption, about Google and its alleged bias. The video showed undercover footage of Google's Head of Responsible Innovation Jen Gennai discussing the tech giant’s search algorithm. Those on the right say Gennai’s comments mean Google is biased and the search giant is taking aAllSides The American Spectator Daily Beast
Aug 20 2019
Facebook on Tuesday released the results of an audit of potential bias against conservatives, which found several areas that pose concerns.
“Facebook identified some areas where it could make progress or commit to changes immediately,” according to the report, written by former Republican senator Jon Kyl of Arizona and his team at the law firm Covington & Burling.
The auditNational Review
Aug 28 2018
President Trump on Tuesday vowed to look into Google’s alleged bias against conservative media, writing on Twitter that it’s a “very serious situation” and “will be addressed.”Townhall
Aug 16 2022
Updated 8/16/22. Originally published 3/16/21.
Is Wikipedia biased?
AllSides provides media bias ratings for over 800 sources and writers. Until 2021, we rated Wikipedia as Center, but changed them to Not Rated because the online encyclopedia does not fit neatly into AllSides’ media bias rating methodologies, which were developed specifically for news sites.
However, itJulie Mastrine
May 24 2016
Social media giant denies ‘systematic’ discrimination. Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives.
The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previouslyWashington Times