Facebook Demotes Fact Checkers Rappler and Vera Files!

MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – Bad news for Facebook’s Philippine fact-checking partners Rappler and Vera Files. The social network giant has downgraded their status.

Today, FB CEO Mark Zuckerberg formally announced that it was demoting both Rappler and Vera Files to ”opinion checkers.”

The announcement came weeks after Facebook admitted in court documents that its fact-checking partners were actually just expressing their opinion when tagging accounts, posts and comments. That’s thanks to a lawsuit brought by celebrated journalist John Stossel, which has exposed the left’s supposed battle against  “misinformation” as a farce.

Facebook finally admitted the truth: The “fact checks” that social media use to police what Americans read and watch are just “opinion.”

That’s thanks to a lawsuit brought by celebrated journalist John Stossel, which has exposed the left’s supposed battle against  “misinformation” as a farce.

Social media analysts see the downgrade as a diminishing of the pseudo power of Rappler and Vera Files as Internet police and censor of the free speech of Filipino netizens.

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