Whatever the reaction to allegations that Facebook deliberately suppressed conservative news, it's unlikely the company's bottom line will be impacted, experts told CNBC Tuesday.
According to a Monday report by Gizmodo, a former contract worker for Facebook said the social networking giant allegedly often "suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers" by keeping such stories out of its newsfeed. (Facebook issued a statement denying the claims.)
If the workers weren't following official Facebook policies, it's likely the news will blow over, said technology analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.
"The specific case here isn't that damaging," Dawson said. He added: "I don't think it's going to cause any users to stop using Facebook – it now has so much power that it's hard for most people to contemplate giving up on it for principled reasons."