May 27, 2024

Fact-Checkers: Gatekeepers of Opinion or Vanguards of Information?

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The article discusses the controversial role of fact-checkers, highlighting both positive and negative sides. It reports the growing recognition that some fact-checkers may not be as unbiased as claimed and may even contribute to censorship. Evidence suggests that fact-checking efforts often result in significant suppression of content on social media platforms like Facebook.

Editor’s Note: It appears that the role of fact-checkers while aiming to uphold accuracy and combat misinformation, may inadvertently impede freedom of thought and expression as well as freedom of the press, all fundamental human rights. While it’s essential to ensure the dissemination of true-to-life information, the growing acclaim of biased fact-checking and its potential for censorship raises unease about the stifling of diverse human perspectives. [Also read Docs Offer Glimpse Into The Censorship Industrial Complex, UN Promotes Censorship, Social Credit System in New Report, Facebook Insider: Censorship in Social Media is Real, Trusted News Initiative or Corrupted News Initiative? Mission: Systematic censorship of the world’s top public health experts].

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