Professor Volokh Comments in Fortune on Facebook’s Right to Choose Your News

May 10, 2016 – Professor Eugene Volokh commented in Fortune magazine on accusations by former Facebook staff that the social media site had tampered with its “trending stories” algorithm to smother conservative viewpoints, and to pump up liberal causes. 

“Facebook has the First Amendment right to include or exclude things in its news-feed, just as Fortune does on its site or in its magazine,” said Professor Volokh.  “But it may well be very bad for Facebook’s business if it turns out that it was indeed making these selections based on the politics of the stories.” 

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