West Posted March 3, 2022 Report Share Posted March 3, 2022 I remember debating this leftist probably about 6 or 7 years ago who kept referring to Politifact as sort of this authority on all that is true and all that is fake. One thing that I always found a bit striking is even the language they use. For example, if it's a conservative pundit or politician who maybe misses a fact on something trivial, they will often run a headline such as "partially false" as a way to discredit everything he or she said that is true. When it's a liberal, they can say a bunch of nonsense but put some grain of truth in what they are saying. The fact checkers will then run a headline claiming "partially true" when the majority of what's said is false. They also use the legacy media as a barometer of what's true or what's false. That at one point would be false, but more and more (especially with US media) the coverage is hyperpartisan depending on the station. Even Canada is the same way. My question is should we trust fact checkers found on Facebook or Twitter or are they in fact propaganda themselves? I don't necessarily disagree with requiring some level of fact checking especially on social media platforms, just not sure if I trust what appears to be biased "fact checkers". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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