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‘Free Speech Is Not An Absolute Human Right’: Facebook Board Member Says Oversight Has...

Facebook board member Helle Thorning Schmidt claimed Thursday that free speech was not an absolute human right. Schmidt argued that while she believed freedom of speech was a human right, it could not be absolute and had to be balanced with other human rights. (RELATED: Psaki Says People Should Be Banned On All Social Media…

FACT CHECK: Did Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Say He Would Expose The Clinton Foundation...

An image shared on Facebook claims the late former president of Haiti Jovenel Moïse told the media the day before he was assassinated that he would expose fraud by the Clinton Foundation. Verdict: False There is no evidence Moïse announced he would expose the Clinton Foundation. The claim appears to stem from a satirical article.…

Thursday Evening Dispatch: Biden Admin, Big Tech Working Together To Fight ‘Misinformation’

Varun Hukeri General Assignment & Analysis Reporter July 15, 2021 5:57 PM ET

FACT CHECK: No, JFK Jr. Is Not Still Alive

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows photographic proof that John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive.Kennedy died in 1999. The photo shows the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command unit. The Facebook post combines two photos: one on the left of Kennedy, and the other showing military personnel standing in a circular formation. The image…

FACT CHECK: Was Actress Allison Mack Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For ‘Kidnapping...

An image shared on Facebook claims actress Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in prison for “kidnapping children and forcing them to be sex slaves.” Verdict: False Mack was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, according to a Department of Justice spokesperson. She was not charged…

MSNBC Legal Analyst McQuade: Trump’s Big Tech Lawsuit Is ‘Dead on Arrival’ — It’s...

MSNBC legal analyst Barbara McQuade said on Wednesday on “Katy Tur Reports” that former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging his Twitter and Facebook bans were “dead on arrival.” Guest-anchor Geoff Bennett asked, “Barbara, it strikes me if this suit is not dismissed, it is going to be opening up Donald trump to discovery, and Facebook…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Sphinx Statue Found In The Colorado River?

An image shared on Facebook over 600 times purportedly shows a sphinx statue found after water levels decreased in the Colorado River. Verdict: False The photo was actually taken in Egypt, not in Colorado. Fact Check: The sphinx is an ancient mythical creature with a human head and a lion’s body, and is an important…

Facebook wants you to report extremists in your friends and family [Video]

What is an extremist? These days, this term is becoming rather subjective. For the Democrat in 2021, extremists include: Trump supporters Dedicated and serious Christian believers Proponents of traditional family structures and values Conservatives For the Conservative / Republican in the same period, some of us might consider these people and groups extremists: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Pope Francis Saying, ‘I Have A Secret Agenda...

A video shared on Facebook claims Pope Francis said he has “a secret agenda” to deceive people, and urged them to stop following him. Verdict: False Pope Francis did not make statements to that effect. The English subtitles from Pope Francis’ comments in Italian are incorrect. Fact Check: The video starts with Pope Francis speaking…

Facebook Soars Past $1 Trillion Market Cap After District Judge Dismisses FTC’s Anti-Trust Case

Facebook stock soared to a new record high after a District judge dismissed two antitrust cases filed by the federal government and a coalition of states.U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington on Monday granted Facebook’s request to dismiss the complaints filed last year by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general led by New York’s Letitia James.According…
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