Facebook Fact Checks Are Opinions, Not Facts
CLAIM: Facebook’s supposed “fact check” operation is actually a vehicle for opinion, and is not, as claimed, based on fact.
VERDICT: TRUE. Facebook admitted as much in court filings this week, noting its fact checks are actually just opinions.
Facebook admitted that its “fact check” operation — which can make or break online publishers — is not, actually, factual.
As Breitbart News’ Allum Bokhari noted on Tuesday:
The bombshell emerged from Facebook’s court battle with John Stossel, who is suing the company for defamation over its decision to add “fact check” labels...