Stossel Sues Facebook

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Facebook’s fact-checkers dinged him with a ‘partly false’/’factual inaccuracies’ label for his StosselTV video ‘Are We Doomed?’ — without challenging any specific fact. And regarding another video, ‘Government Fueled Fires,’ Todd Spangler of Variety quotes the case, which accuses Facebook of ‘falsely attributed to Stossel a claim he never made, and on that basis flagged the content as ‘misleading’ and ‘missing context,’ so that would-be viewers would be routed to the false attribution statement.’ Stephen Green writes in support of Stossel’s $2 million lawsuit, demurring only to add that there’s only one little problem: ‘If there’s a way through the courts to change Facebook’s bad behavior, it’s going to take a judgment with a lot more zeroes on the end.'” (09/30/21)