Orlando comments on why Facebook unlikely to push left-leaning views

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Fox News quoted Anthony Orlando, a Ph.D. student at the USC Price School, on why contributions by Facebook leadership indicate the company is unlikely to push left-leaning content.

Some experts argue that the bias might be overblown, however.

Anthony Orlando, a Public Policy Researcher at the University of Southern California, told FoxNews.com that the campaign contributions from Facebook leadership might paint a different story. For example, the official PAC (political action committee) for Facebook contributed 53 percent in funds to Republican candidates so far in 2016; in 2014, it was 51 percent, according to OpenSecrets.org.

“It’s unlikely that Facebook is systematically pushing left-leaning content because Mark Zuckerberg or anyone else at the company is left-leaning,” says Orlando.

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