a Gizmodo report delves into the world of journalists hired by Mark Zuckerberg and entrenched into Facebook headquarters’ basement to decide what trends on hundreds of millions of users’ news feeds each week. Zuckerberg instructs his “news curators” to each pick a topic, write a headline, give a short synopsis of the story and attach a photo or Facebook video. These anonymous curators that talked to Gizmodo said they were given a list of “preferred” sites:

They were also told to select articles from a list of preferred media outlets that included sites like the New York Times, Time, Variety, and other traditional outlets. They would regularly avoid sites like World Star Hip Hop, The Blaze, and Breitbart, but were never explicitly told to suppress those outlets. READ MORE