Osofsky also said topics are not blacklisted.
"The guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives," he wrote. "About 40% of the topics in the queue get rejected by the reviewers because they reflect what is considered "noise" -- a random word or name that lots of people are using in lots of different ways. For example, braised, DVD, #weekend and #sale are all topics that were not accepted as trends over the past week."
Osofsky added that Facebook is continuing to investigate the allegations.
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