Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson takes on Facebook’s fake ‘fact checkers’

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson takes on Facebook’s fake ‘fact checkers’

In a speech at Hillsdale College, Sharyl Attkisson, former D.C. bureau investigative correspondent for CBS News, weighed in on the well-known and growing problems conservative publishers are having with the liberal social media giant Facebook, which is on a clear mission to shut down conservative discourse on its site completely. Add Twitter and Google (which includes YouTube) to this cabal and you have an evil conspiracy to shred the United States Constitution, which guarantees free speech for everyone, not just liberals.

Despite a little (very little!) tough talk during Congress’s questioning of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg earlier this week regarding his site’s documented restriction of conservative speech, the restriction not only continues but has actually worsened. Facebook explains this phenomenon as “algorithm changes.” Uh-huh.

Facebook claims to be all about accurate reporting and fighting “fake news,” which in Silicon Valley translates to “conservative opinion.”

Among Facebook’s most recent initiatives to combat “fake news” is to hire a like-minded assortment of what they refer to as “fact checkers,” an objective enough sounding title until you find out who they are. Included in the assortment are well-known liberal tools Snopes and PolitiFact.

I know money comes easy to the powers that be at Facebook but I simply don’t understand why they are paying these outfits to fact check conservative sources when the Democratic Party will do it for free.

Here’s a video of Attkisson’s remarks, which is well worth watching:

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Thomas Madison

Thomas Madison

Thomas Madison is an ex-Army officer and stone-cold patriot on a mission to restore strict obedience to the U.S. Constitution. He is editor of the blog Powdered Wig Society.


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