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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Did Facebook Bury Breaking News from FBI about Clinton Investigation?

Comey Reopens Clinton Investigation, but the most talked about story in America, isn't trending on FB. Trumpkins ask, Why?


November 5, 2016


On Twitter, folks are asking why Antarctica is trending, but Hillary Emails aren't. Is it because liberal Dem Mark Zuckerberg is trying to censor the news?

On Twitter, folks are asking why Antarctica is trending, but Hillary Emails aren't. Is it because liberal Democrat Mark Zuckerberg is trying to censor the news?

"Obama has cancelled all campaign appearances," tweeted @agentsargaevna. @trumpsuperpac tweeted: "Trump was right again! August 2015, Trump said #AnthonyWeiner knows all about #HillarysEmails through Huma #hillary's assistant! #TheFBI"

"FBI Director James B. Comey decided to inform Congress that he would look again into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails during her time as secretary of state for two main reasons: a sense of obligation to lawmakers and a concern that word of the new email discovery would leak to the media and raise questions of a coverup," says the Washington Post.

It's a big story, and folks are all over it on Twitter, where on the list of most popular hashtags, the hashtags #hillaryemails is number 4, #Weiner is number 6, and #comey is number 7. But Facebook appears to be burying the story.

Other news organizations are promoting it. For example, the New York Post headline "Dikileaks: Email Stroking Gun: Weiner Sext Probe Found Dirt on Hill" is already on the streets of Manhattan. (BTW, the NY Post headline "She's All Through With Weiner" on August 28, gets my vote for the all time best headline of the year, maybe even the decade).


American politics don't get much better than this, folks.

In May 2016, Facebook was accused by a former employee for leaving out conservative topics from the trending bar. Although Facebook denied these allegations, the site planned to improve the trending bar. Facebook was also in the news regarding this issue, on June 13, after anti-jihad activist Pamela Geller said that two of her pages were deleted (one was a page and the other a group, both named "Stop Islamization of America") and in the aftermath of Sunday's Orlando massacre, in which a pro-Islamic State gunman murdered 49 people, and injured 53 others, at a popular gay nightclub before being killed by a police tactical unit.

In case you've been living under a rock the last 52 weeks:

Huma Mahmood Abedin, 40, is a political staffer who serves as vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for President of the United States. Prior to that, Abedin served as the deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013

Abedin was the traveling chief of staff and served as assistant for Clinton during Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She is married to Anthony Weiner, a former U.S. Representative from New York, while legally separated from him due to a social media sexual controversy.


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