Big Tech is controlling public discourse in a profound way.
Social media sites have employed so-called “fact-checkers” to combat fake news.
But a top Facebook Executive just made this startling confession about the company’s fact-checkers.
Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President and former UK Deputy Prime Minister under David Cameron, acknowledged that Facebook’s fact-checkers are susceptible to bias.
This is something conservatives have known for a while, but defenders of the establishment swear that fact-checkers for these major institutions are impartial.
But Clegg’s admission says differently.
Facebook’s ability to manufacture consent and keep conversation within an allowable framework cannot be overstated.
The Daily Mail reports:
“Facebook’s sophisticated algorithms can relegate such stories so far down the site that few people would ever see them again. Now, minutes of a meeting between Mr Clegg and a Brussels power-broker reveal how he questioned the ability of the fact-checkers to make impartial decisions. The document shows that Mr Clegg and Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission, discussed how Facebook countered disinformation during the 2020 US Presidential election two weeks earlier. However, the minutes add: ‘He [Mr Clegg] also stressed that independent fact-checkers are not necessarily objective because they have their own agenda.’”
Liberals refuse to acknowledge the bias on their side of the aisle.
When the VP of Facebook confesses that there is bias, that should be sufficient evidence.
Former Cabinet Minister David Jones called Clegg’s statement “deeply worrying,” and added, “The admission completely destroys the credibility of Facebook’s own procedures. It offers news organisations no right of appeal when it censors them, even though it may have acted on the advice of fact-checkers who are motivated by ‘their own agenda’.”
The released emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci drove this point home.
There was clear collusion between Dr. Fauci and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was willing to shill for whatever establishment narrative Fauci wanted pushed.
That becomes incredibly dangerous when counter-narrative information – which may be true – cannot penetrate the Facebook algorithms, or worse, gets the user outright banned.
Facebook has become a major hub for news and advertising.
People’s livelihoods can be adversely affected if they’re not willing to toe the establishment line.
A handful of oligarchs should not get to determine what is factual and what is not.
As it turns out, many of the establishment narratives about COVID-19 were completely false, and countless people paid with their lives and their mental wellbeing.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.