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‘Fact-Check’ Hoax: Facebook Relies on USA Today Intern to Falsely Fact-Check and Restrict Access to Breitbart Story

As Twitter uses the anti-Trump establishment media in its “fact check” of perfectly valid tweets from President Donald Trump, Facebook is allowing the establishment media competitors of Breitbart News, including USA Today, to apply “fact-check” labels to Breitbart News articles based on absurd language policing of the term “amnesty.”

CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 25: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard before leaving to move Facebook to Paolo Alto, CA. He returned to the …

5 Times Facebook Didn’t Fact Check Coronavirus Fake News

As the Chinese virus pandemic has swept across the world, there’s been a familiar panic about “misinformation” on social media. Yet certain types of misinformation — in particular the types that could damage President Donald Trump and Republicans — seem immune to crackdowns by the Masters of the Universe.

The Avaaz rights group placed cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside the US Capitol in Washington last year, calling attention to what they say are many millions of fake accounts spreading disinformation on Facebook

Facebook’s Fact Checkers Decline to Correct Coronavirus Misinformation from Verizon-Owned HuffPost

Facebook’s nine official fact-checking partners, including such allegedly prestigious outlets as the Associated Press and Reuters, collectively failed to conduct a single fact check on an erroneous post from the Huffington Post, which repeated the misleading claim that President Donald Trump has a “stake” in a hydroxychloroquine drugmaker. As explained by Breitbart News economy editor John Carney, Trump’s family trust has a small investment in a mutual fund that owns shares of drugmaker Sanofi. How small of an investment? $1,485 at the maximum, but possibly as low as $99.10. 

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Facebook Suppresses Pro-Life Group Live Action Based on ‘Fact-Checkers’

Facebook notified Live Action founder and president Lila Rose on Friday that her organization’s pro-life posts would be subjected to “reduced distribution and other restrictions” after “additional reporting from an independent fact-checker” had deemed the content “false news.” Live Action is a non-profit organization “dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child.” The alleged third-party “fact checkers” quoted abortion doctors as evidence that Live Action’s claim that “abortion is never medically necessary” is false.

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