Facts do not support 'fact-checkers'
PJ Media Demands an Apology for the Damage Facebook's Dishonest Partisan Fact-Checkers Have Done to Our Reputation
Suddenly, out of nowhere, left-wing media outlets are falling all over themselves to report evidence pointing to the COVID lab-leak theory—formerly called the lab-leak “conspiracy.” A few months ago it was the stuff of the tinfoil-hat brigade. The science was settled! The SARS-CoV-2 virus came from bats and definitely not from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Thus saith the fact-checkers, who are never wrong about anything and who have the final say about which information you’re allowed to see on social media! Defy them at your own peril!
Science Feedback, official fact-checkers for Facebook, announced in a February 2020 headline that “Scientific evidence indicates virus that causes COVID-19 infection is of natural origin, not the result of human engineering:
The article claimed there was no evidence that biosecurity failures at the Wuhan lab precipitated the pandemic. Facebook began labeling all articles that suggested otherwise as “Incorrect,” “Misleading,” and “Unsupported”...
Notice how quick they were to come to the defense of the Wuhan lab, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Communist Chinese government?
The fact-checkers, those infallible arbiters of truth, accused the New York Post, the Daily Wire, and others media outlets of trafficking in “unfounded speculation” that the virus originated in a lab. (While PJ Media did not get slapped with a fact check on the Wuhan lab story—there have been plenty others in the same vein—our sister site RedState got caught up in one when they reported on the exiled Chinese virologist who claimed the virus escaped from a lab, as did Townhall.)
“These rumors and conspiracy theories have real consequences, including threats of violence that have occurred to our colleagues in China,” declared Science Feedback’s source, Peter Daszak, an epidemiologist and president of the EcoHealth Alliance.
Did we mention that Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance partners with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV)? It’s true....
There is much more.
These are not the only questions raised about alleged fact-checkers for Facebook. They have been consistently making a bogus argument that Biden had nothing to do with the increased cost of gasoline.
The credibility of Facebook fact-checkers continues to be in doubt to millions. It looks like these people are there to defend the evils of liberalism and not the truth.