Well gang, it seems we’re going to get censorship, whether we like it or not, without it being called “censorship.”
How, you ask?
Facebook will now be using, so called, “fact-checker’ websites to determine if a story or a statement from a public figure is factual or even reliable IN THEIR OPINION!
Since facts can either be true or false depending upon who is interpreting them or by the context under which they are being interpreted. A story can be labeled as “fake news” if the ‘fact-checkers” can find an aspect of the story they can “disagree with” even though the story is, in their words, mostly true.
And who would these fact Checkers be? The notoriously leftist Snopes and PolitiFact!
Breitbart gives us the “facts:”
Facebook has announced it will introduce warning labels on stories they deem to be “fake news,” with the help of partisan “fact checking” organisations such as Snopes and PolitiFact.
Stories deemed to be false will now be “flagged” by Facebook, with an accompanying red label claiming the story is “disputed by 3rd Party Fact-Checkers.”
Users will then have the option to “learn why this is disputed” to receive an explanation as to why Facebook believes the story is false.
“We’ll use the reports from our community, along with other signals, to send stories to these organizations,” Facebook VP Adam Mosseri wrote in the Facebook news blog. “If the fact checking organizations identify a story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why.”
So now the Liberals are going to reserve the right to dictate what is true or not based upon their liberal biased standards of true and false! This is “political correctness” taken to the next level!
Even though they are promising not to prohibit stories they deem to be “fake news from being posted,” how long before they change that policy and start removing them because they interfere with their liberal agenda?
The liberal bias of the “fact checkers” has already been noted in the story below:
For example, PolitiFact infamously said it was “mostly false” when Donald Trump claimed in a presidential debate that Hillary Clinton wanted “open borders.” PolitiFact made this ruling despite Clinton being on the record at a paid speech saying “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”
Trump also said that Russia has 1,800 nuclear warheads and has expanded its arsenal while the U.S. has not. PolitiFact admitted that Trump’s claim was factual, but it rated the statement as “half true” for supposedly “missing the big picture.”
In both of these cases, PolitiFact went beyond mere fact-checking and moved the goal posts in ways that benefited Clinton’s candidacy. This type of ideological “fact checking” went beyond parody during October’s presidential debates, with NBC taking Trump’s statement that Clinton “acid washed” her emails (a reference to the data deletion tool “BleachBit”) 100% literally and declaring the statement “false.”
This is censorship at it’s most heinous where truth is declared to be a lie simply because of the way it was expressed! America doesn’t need idiots like this interpreting our news for us!