Facebook Slammed for Adding ‘Hate Site’ Daily Caller As Fact-Checker

NewsBusters | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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Ideological diversity is crucial when it comes to building a well-balanced fact-checking team. But the left won’t accept anyone who isn’t on their side.

Facebook’s controversial fact-checking program announced on April 17 that it had added two more partners to its United States branch, Science Feedback and Check Your Fact. Check Your Fact is the Daily Caller’s fact-checking subsidiary, replacing the now defunct Weekly Standard as the conservative fact-checker. The other five members of this group are decidedly left-wing, and have a clear majority. But that wasn’t enough for liberal journalists, who slammed the Caller as “pro-Trump” and “facing repeated accusations of running false and offensive content.”

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The Guardian ran a piece criticizing the Caller for “publishing propaganda about George Soros” and generally “aligning with President Trump’s agenda.” Guardian journalists were upset about the decision as well. Jason Wilson characterized the site as being full of “conspiracy theories” about “cultural Marxism.”

Google employees, who always seem up for protesting conservatism in general, launched attacks on the site....
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