Fact-checkers sued

Sara CarterBLEXIT founder Candace Owens is suing independent social media fact-checkers as she and other prominent conservative voices online continue to be censored, especially during a presidential election. The lawsuit names Facebook fact-checkers USA Today and Lead Stories Fact Checker, according to Fox News.

This is clever. Facebook, Twitter, etc, may be protected by section 230 for being (allegedly) platforms instead of publishers. But guess what? Those fact-checking orgs? They are not platforms, they are clearly making editorial decisions which Facebook has outsourced to them, and... they are liable for them.

Suing the fact-checkers seems like a viable line of attack, and those who have been unfairly censored should consider it.

If Trump finds himself with nothing to do on January 21st, filing some court paperwork might relieve the boredom.

This entry was published Tue Nov 10 18:11:11 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-10 18:11:11.0. [Tweet]

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