The Economist and The Financial Times Editorial Board both published liberal spin advocating for policies straight out of the socialist handbook. It’s as if the eco-extremists in the liberal media bleating about climate change in the middle of a pandemic wasn’t bad enough.
Third-party fact-checkers have the ability to cause pages on Facebook to be suppressed. These fact-checkers, who are paid by Facebook, are putting efforts into fact-checking satire and editorial cartoons. In other words — opinion. Lone Conservative, a conservative media outlet designed for college students and recent graduates, was fact-checked by Lead Stories, an organization run by 8 CNN alumni.
Facebook is committing 100 million dollars toward local journalism hit hard in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook has reportedly already invested $300 million in local news companies, but following recent events, Facebook will commit $100 million more. Facebook VP of Global News Partnerships Campbell Brown announced via a company blog on March 30 that Facebook will be making this massive follow-up commitment. Brown wrote that Facebook will donate “$25 million in emergency grant funding for local news through the Facebook Journalism Project, and $75 million in additional marketing spend[ing] to move money over to news organizations around the world."
Is it "hate speech" when liberals call for people to commit suicide? Occupy Democrats, a very popular liberal Facebook page with more than 8.6 million followers, posted a screencap of a tweet on March 26 that wished for the suicide of two Republican senators.
Facebook is now aiding religious groups with a new initiative for “[k]eeping your faith community connected through the COVID-19 outbreak.” The site launched its “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” to help religious communities reach out to their followers on March 25 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.. The Hub includes step-by-step guides on managing Facebook groups and donations and also has a downloadable “Faith on Facebook toolkit.”
One of the leading tech writers not only chided Facebook for not censoring more but went right after the platform’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Co-founder of the liberal technology news website Recode and opinion columnist for The New York Times Kara Swisher blasted “white men” who run Silicon Valley, like Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She later referred to him as “malevolent” and suggested that he should do more to censor on his social media platform.
Facebook currently relies on nine fact-checking organizations in the United States to help the platform “reduce” and “remove” problematic content. However, many of the people the company has put in charge of suppressing content are pushing a left-wing agenda.
Even when journalists are supposedly focusing on the growing Coronavirus health crisis, the 2020 campaign is never far from their mind. Case in point on Wednesday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King hijacked a discussion on COVID-19 to talk about censoring political speech. Such was the case when King scored an exclusive interview with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Facebook labeled a video shared by President Donald Trump of former VP Joe Biden stammering as “partly false information” after the Joe Biden campaign and liberal media condemned the platform. Former Vice President Biden was caught on video seemingly endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election. After making the confusing statement, Biden tried to correct it, but the video cuts off before that. Biden’s campaign and liberal media outlets condemned the video as deceptively edited misinformation.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted Facebook for enabling disinformation while using the mainstream liberal media to misinform viewers. Clinton condemned Facebook, claiming the platform “aided and abetted” the "right-wing echo chamber,” in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on March 8. While giving what was ostensibly a lecture on Facebook’s ability to push fake news to conservative audiences, she pushed the fact-checked false liberal narrative that Trump had called the coronavirus a “hoax.”
An embarrassing clip of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden stammering during a speech has been spun by liberal media as “manipulated media.” Former Vice President Biden was caught on video seemingly endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election. Liberal media outlets condemned the video as deceptively edited misinformation in order to cover for the Democratic primary frontrunner. Twitter followed up by labeling the video as “manipulated media.” When reached out to for comment, Twitter staff replied that “this Tweet was labeled based on our Synthetic and Manipulated Media policy.”