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Facebook Promises It Won’t Mess With Voters’ Minds

An anonymous reader writes: On Friday, Gizmodo reported on an internal discussion among Facebook employees in which they seem to be asking Mark Zuckerberg whether they should do something to “help prevent President Trump in 2017.” Facebook is now assuring users that it wouldn’t use its algorithms to influence voting in the presidential election this November. “We as a company are neutral — we have not and will not use our products in a way that attempts to influence how people vote,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement.Media critic Jay Rosen said, “It sounds nutty but Facebook has a rock solid First Amendment right to filter out all Trump news — if it wanted to.”

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