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There’s a battle over Breitbart on Facebook’s new journalism section, and Instagram’s boss got involved

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October 29, 2019

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said on Twitter [2] Sunday he doesn’t want Breitbart to be part of Facebook’s [3] new journalism tab, but defended the company’s choice to include it.

Mosseri, who has run Facebook-owned Instagram since October of last year, initially responded to a tweet from New York Times opinion writer Charlie Warzel, who shared an article [5] he wrote analyzing Facebook’s inclusion of the far right news outlet in its news product unveiled on Friday [6]. Breitbart, which was previously run by President Donald Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon, has been accused of defending [7]white nationalists [8], both in various [9] news [10] articles  [11]and on Twitter. This is in part why Mosseri was defending Breitbart’s inclusion on Facebook News Tab.

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