Economist slams Facebook for 'absolutely Orwellian' fact-check upholding Biden's recession denial

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2022
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Social media giant Facebook is taking heat for its censorship policies yet again, this time after a senior research fellow with the American Institute of Economic Research was flagged for setting the record straight on what constitutes a recession.

"It's absolutely Orwellian," economist Phillip Magness told "Fox & Friends First" of the censorship attempt on Monday.

Magness detailed his experience with Facebook's fact-checkers, explaining that he shared a screenshot of the White House's website where the page attempted to redefine recession.

"Economists have typically defined this term as two consecutive quarters of negative...

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