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Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers

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    Gaywallet
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    Wonder what else can be tagged as "opinion" and avoid fact-checking problems. Politics is opinion, right? So if a post about a tweet from the president about how a 75 year old in Buffalo is...

    Wonder what else can be tagged as "opinion" and avoid fact-checking problems. Politics is opinion, right? So if a post about a tweet from the president about how a 75 year old in Buffalo is actually an antifa member, they don't have to fact check it, right?

    12 votes
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      KapteinB
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      The piece of writing in question was an op-ed posted in the opinion section of Washington Examiner. I suppose anything posted in an opinion section is considered an opinion, and thus exempt from...

      The piece of writing in question was an op-ed posted in the opinion section of Washington Examiner. I suppose anything posted in an opinion section is considered an opinion, and thus exempt from fact-checking.

      2 votes
      1. Gaywallet
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        The section within a news paper should not matter. When an article is presented as science it needs to be treated as science. The average reader cannot tell the difference and is likely not...

        The section within a news paper should not matter. When an article is presented as science it needs to be treated as science. The average reader cannot tell the difference and is likely not considering where the article is posted.

        9 votes
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    annadane
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    Remember when AOC asked if Zuckerberg would censor Green New Deal ads? And how Zuckerberg has dinners with Trump? And how Facebook won't do anything about Trump's posts? Well...

    Remember when AOC asked if Zuckerberg would censor Green New Deal ads? And how Zuckerberg has dinners with Trump? And how Facebook won't do anything about Trump's posts? Well...

    10 votes
    1. burkaman
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      He has also staffed the company with people like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Kaplan, who I imagine was more directly involved with this decision.

      He has also staffed the company with people like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Kaplan, who I imagine was more directly involved with this decision.

      1 vote
  3. JXM
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    Climate change is demonstrably real. Climate deniers don’t have an option, they are just ignoring science. It’s a fact. That’s how science works. Reason #2,835,847,847,737 that Facebook needs to...

    Climate change is demonstrably real. Climate deniers don’t have an option, they are just ignoring science. It’s a fact. That’s how science works.

    Reason #2,835,847,847,737 that Facebook needs to fuck off and die.

    5 votes