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Senate Investigates "Abuse Of Trust" After Facebook Responds To Right-Wing Censorship Allegations

Update: The Senate just got involved... As ABC News report, Senator John Thune has sent letter to Facebook seeking information on alleged manipulation of news curation

In response to allegations from former Facebook staff that they censored right-wing 'just not liberal enough' news stories in the social network's feed, the man who is responsible for Facebook's "Trending Topics" has issued a statement directly refuting the claims of biases. To clarify, another entity accused of wrongdoing has undertaken an internal review and found no evidence of wrongdoing; and even if its records show no evidence of tampering with Trends, the perception of bias could haunt the company through the election season.

Caught On Tape: Raw Footage Shows The Moment A Missile Hits Aleppo Hospital

Sadly, a typical consequence of war is that innocent "collateral damage" lives are lost. The civil war in Syria is no different, as over the past week four medical facilities were hit with missiles from fighter jets taking out their targets from the skies, pushing the civilian death toll even higher. One of the targets that got hit last week (during a truce nonetheless) was a pediatric hospital in Aleppo that was supported by both Doctors Without Borders and the International Red Cross. Recovered cctv footage captures the moments before, during, and after the hospital took a direct hit.

A Nationwide Minimum Wage Is Even Worse Than State-Imposed Wages

The lesson to be learned here is that, while minimum wage laws are bad, uniform minimum wage laws imposed across dozens of diverse economies are much, much worse. Naturally, imposing minimum wages at the statewide level leads to the same problem, but on a slightly smaller scale. If politicians wanted to increase real wages, they'd instead focus on lowering the cost of living and increasing worker productivity.

This Is Why So Many Political Pundits Seem To Love Hillary Clinton

So-called political pundits are a ubiquitous sight on mainstream news, particularly during the run-up to a presidential campaign — but their ties to the candidates they analyze remain obfuscated, downplayed, or altogether left out by host networks.

Caught On Tape: U.S. Senator Issues Dire Warning On Unchecked Executive Power

The following speech from freshman U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R, Neb) is so thoughtful and inspiring, it should be required viewing for all American citizens. To hear a U.S. Senator sound more like a statesman than a corrupt hack politician for sale to the highest bidder, is such a breath of fresh air we almost can’t believe it’s real.

Watch Jimmy Carter Ban Iran Immigrants And Deport Students During The Hostage Crisis

One of Donald Trump's recurring refrains ever since the San Bernardino shooting, ostensibly the one which prompted him to declare he would bar Muslims from entering the country, is that the "US is at war." Whether or not that is the case remains to be seen but what is certain is that Trump is merely proposing to do what Democrat Jimmy Carter did back on April 7, 1980, when he banned Iranians from the US and deported Iranian students during the Iran hostage crisis - a time when some could argue the US was likewise in war with the Iranian regime.