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Senate Wants Answers From Facebook on Allegations of Conservative News Censorship

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"Facebook must answer these serious allegations and hold those responsible to account if there has been political bias ... ."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. ( Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Senate Commerce Committee sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter Tuesday requesting that he answer questions about the recent allegations regarding the social media site’s Trending Topics feature.

Gizmodo published a report May 3 alleging that Facebook’s news curation team intentionally avoids selecting stories to promote from certain news outlets, including World Star Hip Hop, Breitbart and TheBlaze.

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