After several years of complains from conservatives about a biases from the platform, Facebook has officially announced changes to assuage the concerns from right wing groups and conservatives. One change seems inconsequential but will allow certain conservatives organizations to finally advertise on Facebook. As Tim Pool reports, Facebook is reluctant to admit the bias exists or existed and many in media seem to as well.
More scrutiny is needed, however. As Reuters also points out, Republican Senator Josh Hawley accused Facebook of not conducting a real audit and stated the company should conduct an actual audit by giving a trusted third party access to its algorithm, its key documents, and its content moderation protocols.
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