Oh dear, Facebook have had to admit their fact checks are opinions and not the fact debunking organisations they claim to be.
That will come as no surprise to most of our readers, but admitting it in a court of law to try and avoid defamation charges is a public admission I’m sure both Facebook and the fake fact checkers would have preferred to avoid.
Will this open the door to others? Planet B’s Facebook page raced up to over 6,000 followers after a short few months before Facebook fact checked us to oblivion, then shadow banned us with ludicrous fact checks of jokes and other pieces of info that were no more fake news than the earth is round (sorry flat earthers).
This makes we wonder if Planet B should take on the newly named Meta given the time, effort and cold hard cash we spent on our page only for it to be rendered a floating wreck on a sea of dreams.
Below is the court papers you can scroll or down load
This case came about after journalist John Stossel wrote about climate change and was labelled false and misleading by “climate Feedback” which is a bunch of climate alarmists discrediting everything they can find if they don’t like the content.
The good journalist is suing Facebook for the fake fact check and in their defence Facebook claim, Facebook cannot be sued fro defamation because the fact checks are mere statements of opinion rather than factual assertions.
Page 10 (page 2 of the claims) line 8 has Facebook assert that the comments are “protected Opinion.” Facebook claims that being labelled false and misleading cannot lead to deification because, “The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion.”
So there you have it, the fact checks have been admitted as being nothing more than opinion. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
Fact check that fact checkers.
I’m glad it is a climate change piece too as this is going to be back with a vengeance once Captain Omicron has dispatched with COVID.
below is Stossel on the whole thing which raises even more questions and shows just how little the alarmists want to face their accusers.