Tech outlets like Facebook rely increasingly on third-party fact-checkers to determine what content is allowed on their platforms. Here’s a look at how those fact-checkers do business.
The Trump campaign immediately corrected CNN’s fact-checker by publishing a photo of the president accepting the award.
The fact-checking website Snopes.com, wrote a “fact-check” article questioning the satirical nature of the Babylon Bee.
The online conspiracy theory about the Parkland kids was ugly, but it wasn’t the most significant lie of the year.
Snopes, Facebook, and others purporting to ‘fact check’ conservative frustrations with California’s new water-restrictions law are the ones misleading about its effects.
The Washington Post asserts Mike Pence selectively claimed ‘that the percentage of truly religious [citizens] in the United States have remained consistent in recent decades…’
To combat ‘fake news,’ Google is manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them. It’s a sham.
So Mike Pence is a lying liar for saying a totally anodyne true thing. But when Elizabeth Warren says a thing there’s no evidence for and no one can prove, media rushes to justify and obfuscate.
Vice President Mike Pence says something that is completely true. The Washington Post factcheckers give him three Pinocchios for his troubles.
The folks at Merriam-Webster today are too busy making the world an angrier, more divided place to be bothered with intellectual honesty.
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