Reportedly, Facebook (FB - Free Report) halted Common Ground, a feature that is feared to be biased against conservatives, per a Wall Street Journal report.
Facebook's global head of policy, Joel Kaplan suspended the project over concerns that the feature would “disproportionately quiet conservative voices on the platform.” Kaplan has a key role in determining the type of information being presented to Facebook users.
Notably, Common Ground was introduced to encourage users to have more civil discussions in spite of having different political views. Additionally, the feature de-emphasized hateful comments and included changes to how the News Feed was ranked.
Facebook, which has, for long, faced backlash for its liberal stance is making efforts to bring in neutral content to its users and eliminate any external interference that may affect political outcomes.
Reportedly, President Trump has accused Facebook along with Twitter (TWTR - Free Report) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL - Free Report) Google of suppressing right-wing opinions. Moreover, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey openly admitted that most of his employees are left-wing biased.
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