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Facebook scrambles to deny accusations of political bias

Allegations highlight risks that the company faces as it becomes a central force in news consumption, production

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Facebook's top executives have not been shy about expressing where their political sympathies lie; chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has warned of "fearful voices building walls", in reference to Donald Trump, the probable Republican presidential candidate.

New York

FACEBOOK scrambled on Monday to respond to a new and startling line of attack: accusations of political bias.

The outcry was set off by a report on Monday morning by the website Gizmodo, which said that Facebook's team in charge of the site's "trending" list had