by Karl Denninger
You know the iconic scene from Up where the dog will stop paying attention to anything when it sees a squirrel, right?
Facebook said its investigation showed that conservative and liberal topics were approved as trending topics at nearly identical rates. It said it was unable to substantiate any allegations of politically motivated suppression of particular subjects or sources.
But it did not rule out human error in selecting topics.
“Our investigation could not fully exclude the possibility of isolated improper actions or unintentional bias in the implementation of our guidelines or policies,” Colin Stretch, Facebook’s General Counsel, wrote in a company blogpost.
Uh huh. In the “meeting” Glenn Beck was said to be auditioning for Zuckerberg’s manservant, just one step removed from getting under the table and blowing him on the spot. Gee, how deranged have you become, Glenn?