2018-09-17 14:39:27

Facebook Censors a ThinkProgress Story on Kavanaugh After a Conservative Site Calls it “Fake News”

Last week, ThinkProgress published a report by Senior Fellow Ian Millhiser headlined “Brett Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade last week and almost no one noticed.” But then a Facebook fact-checker with the conservative outlet the Weekly Standard declared it “fake news,” leading the piece to be targeted and demoted by the social media site. The Intercept then re-published Millhiser’s piece, with editor-in-chief Betsy Reed writing, “The story was effectively nuked from Facebook, with other outlets threatened with traffic and monetary consequences if they shared it.” DN! speaks with Ian Millhiser, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Justice Editor for ThinkProgress.

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