May 12, 2016 – Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in The Guardian about the possibility of Facebook engineers changing the algorithm on Facebook to manipulate what users see on their feed, in order to dissuade people from voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
“Facebook can promote or block any material that it wants,” Professor Volokh told Gizmodo. “Facebook has the same First Amendment right as the New York Times. They can completely block Trump if they want. They block him or promote him.”
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