I have been waiting to hear this for years now….
The very idea that there is something called a ‘fact checker‘ should have raised red flags immediately, but many people are asleep at the wheel and simply have little to no idea what is going on….ever.
‘Fact checking’ is reminiscent of The Patriot Act, or Black Lives Matter in that the name has little to do with the purported aims of each entity.
The Patriot Act had nothing to do with patriotism—quite the opposite really, Black Lives Matter has nothing to do with black lives and everything to do with Communism, and fact checking has nothing to do with facts—only spreading lies.
Sources are now reporting that Facebook has admitted by way of court documents that its ‘fact checking’ is comprised of the opinions of people who work for them.
Part of this is no doubt true, and ‘fact checking’ is simply a statist propaganda tool, the other part of this is that Facebook likely does not want to be held liable for comments made on its platform…
Let’s take a look at the details:
So-called '#FactCheck' labels placed on #Facebook posts are opinion, lawyers for the #BigTech platform’s parent company said in a recent court filing.#Meta says its fact-checkers are independent from Facebook and that it is protected by #Section230. https://t.co/YBM6VuHmXT
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) December 11, 2021
I blocked all of Facebook's fact checkers, they can be quite an annoyance.
— SteelRaptor🧬🕔🧩 (@SteelRaptor) December 11, 2021
The Hollywood Reporter wrote an article on September 23rd 2021 highlighting John Stossel’s lawsuit against Facebook:
According to Stossel’s complaint (read here), he published on Facebook a video titled “Government Fueled Fires,” where he took on “sensational media reporting about a so-called ‘climate apocalypse,’ and explored a scientific hypothesis … that while climate change undoubtedly contributes to forest fires, it was not the primary cause of the 2020 California fires.”
After posting the video, he says Facebook placed a label near his video that stated, “Missing Context. Independent fact-checkers say this information could mislead people.”
Well it's no surprise to me as I'm sure will be the case for many of you, which is fact checkers are bullshit.
Type this in your Google search bar – Meta Attorneys: Facebook fact check labels are opinion
Then look at all the articles that come up and read away. pic.twitter.com/97bC7rS7rS
— Dan Campbell (@DaninCarteret) December 11, 2021
Facebook Argues in Court Filing That Their Fact Checkers’ Views are “Protected Opinions” https://t.co/QTcGDf1zar
— Steve Gottlieb (@SteveGottlieb7) December 11, 2021
According to WND, during the court proceedings of Stossel v Facebook, the following information was revealed:
“The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion,” claimed the company.
Watts pointed out opinions are not subject to defamation claims, while false assertions of fact can be.
He explained, “So, in a court of law, in a legal filing, Facebook admits that its ‘fact checks’ are not really ‘fact’ checks at all, but merely ‘opinion assertions.’