Facebook’s audit of alleged anti-conservative bias ongoing, won’t commit to releasing final report

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Earlier this year embattled tech giant Facebook agreed to review claims that it silences conservative voices, but a question mark remains over when the findings will see the light of day.

The social network agreed in May to conduct a review over accusations of anti-conservative bias, but it has not committed to publicly releasing its final report — something that isn’t expected until 2019.

The tech giant, which enlisted the help of Washington, D.C. law firm Covington and Burling with the review, has been hit by prominent Republican lawmakers for censoring conservative content or banning conservatives outright due to ideological reasons. In August, more than 100 Facebook employees complained that the company had a political monoculture and that those who do not have liberal views were attacked by their colleagues.

Garrett Johnson, the co-founder of Lincoln Network, a community of technology professionals, told Fox News that he’d like to see the same level of transparency on this issue that the company provided for its ongoing civil rights audit.

The audit does not appear to have a firm deadline, but Facebook did confirm to Johnson that they would like to release an update this year. – READ MORE

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