Facebook says it is not censoring the news or trending topics it shows users, denying the claim made in a Gizmodo article published Monday. The accusation, made by several unnamed former Facebook news curators, comes as the social media company confirms that it will sponsor the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all come under fire lately by protesters who say the companies's involvement goes against their corporate philosophies.
Here & Now co-host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dawn Chmielewski of Recode about the technology sector's involvement in politics and how that does or does not affect its users.
This segment aired on May 10, 2016.