CBS and ABC on Wednesday highlighted a meeting with influential conservatives and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over allegations that the social media site is censoring right-leaning news stories. Yet, ABC’s Good Morning America allowed a mere 14 seconds on the story and CBS This Morning’s Gayle King defended the company.
Co-host Gayle King spun, “They didn’t have to meet at all. So, call it PR or not, it’s still interesting they’re saying, ‘Come on, we want to hear what you have to say.’” Reporter Jan Crawford explained, “An anonymous Facebook former staffer told the outlet that Facebook employs manipulated user data to routinely suppress news stories of interest to conservative readers.”
She added, “Mark Zuckerberg will have to answer today to leading conservatives as he tries to bat down allegations of anti-conservative bias within his social media empire.”