“All we’re simply saying is as a platform that professes to be neutral, that professes to use an objective algorithm for determining what those topics are … then that’s what they ought to be doing.” - Sen. John Thune, Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto
“If the news that’s coming through there, which is represented to be objective and it’s not then I think the people deserve the right to know that.”
- Sen. John Thune, NBC Nightly News
“Consumers have rights and we want to make sure that we’re protecting consumers’ rights and that businesses aren’t, in fact, engaging in any kind of deceptive practice.”
- Sen. John Thune, CBS This Morning
“We all think when we hear about trending stories it's all just decided by a computer algorithm …. We heard yesterday from senator John Thune in South Dakota asking a long list of questions to Mark Zuckerberg about it.”
- Brian Stelter, Host of CNN’s Reliable Sources
“[Y]ou can’t begin to address the subjective nature of news without first acknowledging it. And Facebook has gone out of its way to avoid doing that, for reasons that are central to its identity as a technology company.”
- Will Oremus, Slate
CBS This Morning: Facebook Bias? Watch here.
FOX News: Facebook Accused of Suppressing “Trending Topics.” Watch here.
CNN: Is Facebook Biased? Watch here.
Click here to read Thune’s letter to Facebook.