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Senate Republicans Want Face Time With Facebook Over Trending Topics ‘Bias’

….Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, was taken aback by a Gizmodo report on Monday in which some former Facebook contract employees claimed to have manipulated the site’s Trending Topics feed to suppress conservative news items and boost liberal ones….

Dude, it’s a private company, not the government, they can do what the hell they want.

The Senate Minority Leader made a point or two:

…Reid’s spokesman, in a response to Thune’s move, noted the Senate’s inaction on several critical issues, including President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

“The Republican Senate refuses to hold hearings on Judge Garland, refuses to fund the president’s request for Zika aid and takes the most days off of any Senate since 1956 but thinks Facebook hearings are a matter of urgent national interest,” Jentleson told NBC News.

“The taxpayers who pay Republican senators’ salaries probably want their money back,” he said….