fact-checkers

Technology

Inconvenient Truths and Convenient Lies – Inside Sources

The online world has become a free speech battleground. Controversially, tech platforms have sided with illiberal regimes to censor posts while flagging “misinformation” in free countries. We all share a legitimate interest in avoiding outright falsehoods, but much censorship today—whether at the behest of dictators, or in the name of eradicating “misinformation,” ultimately is about restricting discourse

John Stossel

Opinion: Fact-Blockers

I’ve reported how Facebook censors me. Now I’ve learned that they also censor environmentalist Michael Shellenberger, statistician Bjorn Lomborg and former New York Times columnist John Tierney. Facebook’s “fact-checkers” claim we spread “misinformation.” In my new video, Tierney argues that the “people guilty of spreading misinformation are Facebook and its fact-checkers.” He’s right. Facebook doesn’t

Opinion

Opinion: Smeared

I just sued Facebook. I didn’t want to sue. I hate lawsuits. I tried for a year to reach someone at Facebook to fix things, but Facebook wouldn’t. Here’s the problem: Facebook uses “independent fact-checkers” to try to reduce fake news on their site. That’s a noble goal. Unfortunately, at least one Facebook “fact-checker” is