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Facebook will train its employees on managing political bias

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced at an event last night that Facebook will be requiring political bias training for employees, according to a report from The Hill.

According to the report, Sandberg told a crowd that the company has already held classes "focused on racial bias, age bias, gender bias, national bias — and we’re going to add in a scenario now on political bias." The Hill also reports that the training will be mandatory for all employees.

Facebook is still fending off fallout from a Gizmodo report last month suggesting political bias in the company's Trending Topics operation. A former employee told the site that conservative-focused news was suppressed on the platform.

To mitigate the damage, Mark Zuckerberg organized meetings with prominent conservatives. Notably, Sandberg gave last night's talk at an event organized by a conservative think tank: the American Enterprise Institute.