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'Fact-Checking' for Profit: Conservatives Call out Big Tech Funded Censorship

02-12-2021
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The term "fact-check" is one that's become trendy, especially in recent years. Now, conservatives are sounding the alarm about the power these Big Tech appointed fact-checkers wield.

Author Abigail Shrier shared her recent experience with Twitter. 

On January 20, Shrier tweeted out her legal opinion of President Biden's transgender executive order, calling it, "the end of girls' sports."

Within a few days, USA Today and Newsweek "fact-checked" her legal opinion, calling it "false" or "missing context."

Then, any time someone tried to share her tweet, it was slapped with a warning.

"Here is how Facebook "fact-checking" works: A website that you have never heard of, run by partisan beta Leftists, stalk the pages of your favorite conservative personalities. Whenever we say anything they disagree with, these fact-checkers, write a vicious partisan hit-piece, then they harass us and our audience by slapping hazardous warning labels on what we have posted. Many times those labels say 'missing context' or 'disputed'. Yea thanks Facebook, every political argument in America is disputed," said conservative activist Candace Owens in a recent video on her Youtube channel.

Owens has had her own run-ins with Big Tech fact-checkers. 

Last year, PolitiFact was forced to issue a correction after Owens challenged a "false" rating tacked on to a video she posted about Joe Biden. 

As she continued to investigate the most common fact-checking websites, she says they're often funded by Big Tech.

"This is insanity, it's un-American, it's dangerous and it needs to stop," Owens said.

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced efforts by his state to stand up to Big Tech, announcing new legislation that will directly address censorship and de-platforming. 

"The core issue here is this, are consumers going to have the choice to consume the information they choose, or are oligarch in silicon valley going to make those decisions for us," he said during a recent press conference. 

LifeSiteNews is one of the most recent conservative voices to be silenced after Youtube banned the website earlier this week. LifeSite, like many others that have been censored or banned, is moving its content to platforms like Gab, Telegram, and Rumble. 

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