On Friday, Newsbusters posted a statement by MRC President Brent Bozell, who apparently spoke with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the site’s efforts to combat “fake news.” Bozell said Zuckerberg assured him there would be no targeting of political stories and the intent is to only go after “patently” fake stories.
Here’s Bozell’s statement as posted by Newsbusters:
I have been in communication with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook since he announced their new ‘fake news’ initiative. I expressed grave concern with this decision and the liberal ‘fact-checking’ organizations Facebook has chosen. Mr. Zuckerberg assured me that his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook. He underscored he has instructed these organizations to focus only on truly fake news and nothing of a political nature. I will accept in good faith his commitment to address our concerns on this matter. It is my hope this will be the last we say about this issue.
Unfortunately, I’m not reassured. At all.
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) May 21, 2016
The ban was lifted, but keep in mind this happened right after Facebook met with conservatives, including Bozell.
So in a nutshell, we have a left-wing social media site that banned yours truly over a picture of a US flag and issued repeated bans over manufactured “evidence” now deciding what’s “fake” using left-wing “fact checkers” funded in part by George Soros. And we’re supposed to believe there’s nothing to worry about?
Sorry, that Jedi mind trick just isn’t working this time.
Sorry, Mr. Zuckerberg, I and many others simply do not believe there’s nothing to worry about. And we don’t need Facebook or anyone else telling us what’s fake and what’s real.
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