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FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015, tệp tin photo, radio host Glenn Beck speaks during a Tea buổi tiệc nhỏ rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington. Beck and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks are some of the conservative leaders Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans khổng lồ meet with on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in light of a report that Facebook downplays conservative news subjects in its "Trending Topics" feature. Facebook has denied the claims, but Zuckerberg said the company is investigating it nonetheless. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NEW YORK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with conservatives, including radio host Glenn Beck, khổng lồ discuss claims that its “trending topics” feature is biased against their viewpoints.

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The Wednesday meeting also includes American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks, Tea buổi tiệc nhỏ Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin & also Brent Bozell, president of the truyền thông Research Center, which says its “sole mission is khổng lồ expose & neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media.”

Zuckerberg invited the dozen or so conservatives after a report in the tech blog Gizmodo claimed that Facebook downplays conservative news subjects on its trending feature. Facebook denies that report, which relied upon a single anonymous individual with self-described conservative leanings.

Nonetheless, Zuckerberg said the Menlo Park, California, company is investigating the matter.

“We have rigorous guidelines that vày not permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or the suppression of political perspectives,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post last week.

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Bozell said in a release that he looks forward khổng lồ talking khổng lồ Zuckerberg & Facebook “because, as I’ll explain to them, no one knows more about liberal bias in the media than we do. We have been documenting và exposing it for almost 30 years. Facebook has a serious problem.”

Facebook’s Trending Topics are most visible on the desktop version of the social network, although it is possible to access them on smartphone too.

On browsers, the topics appear on the đứng đầu right corner, separate from the news feed containing updates from your friends and family. On sản phẩm điện thoại devices, users can tap on the tìm kiếm bar to see the đứng đầu trends, but they can’t see separate categories.

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Facebook says software formulas identify trending topics, & humans đánh giá them “to confirm that the topics are in fact trending news in the real world và not, for example, similar-sounding topics or misnomers.”

Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see và share the items, & other news organizations decide lớn write their own stories.