Facebook’s ‘Independent’ Fact Checks Face Quiet Political, Financial Pressures – Slashdot

Facing questions about a mysterious series of changes to some fact-check labels, Facebook recently wrote to a group of senators with an assurance: its fact checkers can and do label “opinion” content if it crosses the line into falsehood. What Facebook didn’t tell the senators: the company draws that line, and can pressure changes to fact checks & misinformation penalties. And it does. Facebook acknowledged to me that it may ask fact checkers to change their ratings, and that it exercises control over pages’ internal misinformation strikes.

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