After dashing off before evening dinner the last of Thursday’s posts examining certain well-known ‘conspiracy theories’ I felt harsh in condemning the social media giant. But then its new corporate name ‘Meta’ (‘beyond in Greek) in Hebrew means ‘death’!’
Just maybe I was being ‘nudged’ into prophetical discernment because that same day came news of formal admission of Farcebuk’s culpability having been filed in court. So on Friday I inserted a brief postscript at the top of:
In case you may have missed the PS, here’s the news I’d spotted:
Thursday’s American Thinker published Thomas Lifson’s brief summation STUNNING: Facebook Court Filing Admits Fact-checks Are Just A Matter Of Opinion, wherein he begins (emphases mine),
‘Surprisingly little attention is being paid to a bombshell admission made by the attorneys representing the corporation formerly known as Facebook, Inc., which has now transitioned into Meta Platforms, Inc.
In a court filing responding to a lawsuit filed by John Stossel claiming that he was defamed by a “fact check” Facebook used to label a video by him as “misleading,” Meta’s attorneys assert that the “fact check” was an “opinion,” not an actual check of facts and declaration of facts. Under libel law, opinions are protected from liability for libel….’
Later, ‘…As an amateur, it seems to me that if Facebook inserts its opinions into posts or blocks them because of its opinion, then that does make it a publisher with legal responsibility for what appears on its website.
Technically speaking, Facebook farms out its “fact-checking” to outside organizations, usually left-wing groups. In the case of Stossel’s video that was defamed, the outside website is called “Climate Feedback,” which is also named a defendant in the lawsuit.’
Thomas concludes ,
‘So-called “fact-checking” is a fraud used to cover up the censorship of opinions that differ from those of the powerful Silicon Valley oligarchy. And now we have proof attested to in a court filing by one of the richest companies in the world, represented by some of the most elite lawyers in the world.’
PS. For newer readers: my purpose in citing a specific author at the end of the previous post was to note his knowledge of China in view of my earlier posts on the CCP’s direct influence upon and role in ‘Fact-checking’, especially during the 2020 US presidential election, as found in Dr Peter Navarro’s investigations.
PPS: Updating this I find, for once, my WordPress tab not responding!