Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.
Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to invite "leading conservatives and people from across the political spectrum" to discuss recent reports that its "Trending Topics" feature is biased against conservatives.
Facebook has pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, in reaction to a report in a tech blog that claimed Facebook downplays conservative news subjects. Facebook denies the report, which relied upon a single anonymous individual.
Facebook on Tuesday extended its reach beyond online socializing by building artificial-intelligence powered 'bots' into its Messenger application to allow businesses to have software engage in lifelike text exchanges.