Facebook employees want to keep in place news censorship measures to tackle the spread of 'misinformation' following the US election – even if they make the platform more boring | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Facebook employees want to keep in place news censorship measures to tackle the spread of 'misinformation' following the US election – even if they make the platform more boring

In the immediate aftermath of the contested US election, Facebook implemented a change to its news feed algorithm that favoured large general news publishers.

This meant that sites like CNN, the BBC, New York Times and NPR saw a spike in views, whereas more partisan sites like Breitbart and Occupy Democrats took a hit.

The post-election changes were designed to be temporary, but in a series of 'heated internal debates' seen by the New York Times, staff argued for the measures to remain in place - even if they resulted in people spending less time on the site.

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