Facebook Is Recruiting Snopes, PolitiFact And The AP To Crack Down On ‘Fake News’

Facebook Is Recruiting Snopes, PolitiFact And The AP To Crack Down On ‘Fake News’

A few weeks ago, we told you about Facebook’s plans to crack down on “fake news.” And by “fake news,” I mean a mixture of legitimate fake websites and anything that goes against the mainstream media’s agenda. (Wondering what these people consider “fake news” outlets? Check out Harvard’s list. It includes The Daily Caller, Breitbart, The Weekly Standard and yes, Chicks on the Right.)

You should probably know that Facebook is doing this with the help of “independent fact-checkers,” like Snopes and PolitiFact. Oh. And the AP. The same AP that has spread its own share of fake news.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Facebook launched the “disputed” tag earlier this month…

…and some people are getting these super handy pop-up warnings when they want to share something that Snopes and AP don’t like.

I’m not on board with this in any capacity. I guess I’m old-fashioned. Critical thinking skills, people. Exercise good judgment. Do you really need Snopes and AP to tell you what’s legit and what’s not? (Not to mention that BOTH sources have their own agendas.)

Twitchy truly said it best.

It’s not a way to slow down the sharing of fake news; it’s a way to eliminate the promulgation of stories that Facebook doesn’t like.

EXACTLY. This is nothing more than a new way for the left to police conservative media. Let’s be real.

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