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FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show California’s Cajon Pass?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows an undated photo of the Cajon Pass in California. Verdict: False The image shows the Ute Pass in Colorado, not the Cajon Pass in California, according to the Granger Historical Picture Archive. Fact Check: The Cajon Pass is a mountain pass located between the San Bernardino and San…

FACT CHECK: Was Loretta Lynch Arrested By The Military?

A post shared on Facebook claims former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was recently arrested by U.S. Marines. Verdict: False There is no evidence the military has arrested Lynch. The rumor stems from a website that says it features “humor, parody, and satire.” Fact Check: Lynch is currently a partner at the New York-based law…

Exclusive: Rep. Darrell Issa Hits Twelve Individuals Involved in ‘Laptop From Hell’ Election Interference...

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has submitted document preservation notices to twelve individuals from the intelligence community, White House, Facebook, and Twitter — as Republicans in Congress are gearing up to take back majorities and investigate election interference with regard to the suppression of the “Laptop From Hell” series in October 2020. Rep. Issa is demanding…

Facebook Defends Allowing Calls For Russian Death As Kremlin Brands Meta ‘Extremist Organization’

Facebook has responded to a leaked email which revealed that the company is allowing users in certain countries to call for the death of Russians and Russian soldiers.Spokesman Nick Clegg, head of global affairs (and former head of England's Liberal Democrats), says Facebook is simply allowing Ukrainians to express their "resistance and fury at the…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Megalodon In The 1940s?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a Megalodon swimming alongside a German U-boat in the 1940s. Verdict: False The photo appears to be an altered version of a frame taken from real U-boat footage. There is no evidence that any scientist has suggested the image is genuine or shows an extinct Megalodon. Fact Check:…

Peter Thiel Will Step Down From Role At Facebook Parent Company, Reportedly To Elect...

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel is abandoning his position on Facebook parent company Meta’s board of directors, the company announced Monday, to reportedly focus his energy on politics.Thiel, who is a partner at venture capital firm Founders Fund, chose not to stand for re-election at Meta’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the company said in an…

Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor: JCPA Benefits Same Media Giants Destroying Local News

Dan Gainor, who leads Big Tech and free speech watchdog operations at the Media Research Center, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) last week, warning lawmakers that far from benefiting the local news industry, the bill rewards the same national media outlets that are destroying it. The…

Facebook Plummets 16% After Missing Across The Board, Guiding Below Expectations

Heading into today's earnings from social media giant Facebook Meta (technically, the first quarter since the company changed its name), JPM previews expectations as follows: buyside is at the top end of Q4 guide (21%reported growth), with expectation that management steer to a Q1 deceleration q/q (consensus +16%) and reiterate $91-97b FY expense guide. With…

Psaki Weighs In On Joe Rogan, Says Tech Platforms Need To Be ‘Doing More’...

February 01, 2022 4:34 PM ET White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed podcaster Joe Rogan and his relationship with audio streaming service Spotify at a press conference Tuesday, urging tech platforms to take stronger action against misinformation.Rogan and Spotify, with whom the podcaster has an exclusive contract, have been under fire the last few weeks…

Democrats Run Ad Campaign Suggesting For Trump To Be Permanently Banned From Facebook

January 31, 2022 4:39 PM ET The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is running an ad campaign suggesting to viewers that former President Donald Trump should be permanently banned from Facebook.The ads, which started running on Facebook on Jan. 28, ask users to take a poll on whether Trump should be permanently banned from the platform,…
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