Huffington Post

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. 

Mark Zuckerberg

Nolte – Busted: Yashar Ali Fabricates Quote to Defend False Report from ‘New York Times’

Over the holiday weekend, Yashar Ali, a writer at New York Magazine and HuffPo, claimed he had a smoking gun recording of a White House background briefing that proved President Trump lied when he refuted something reported in the New York Times. The only problem is that — in the apparent hope no one would actually listen to his “smoking gun” recording — Ali made it all up.

Yashar Ali