(TheRedWire.com) – In the week before the general election in November 2020, social media giant Facebook placed a ban on “ads about social issues, elections or politics in the US.” Now, suddenly, they are relaxing that ban during the Georgia Senate runoff elections but will still block issues “debunked” by third-party fact-checkers, which would include USA Today.
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— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 16, 2020
This decision is causing some concern among Conservatives. First, because Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) claimed during the Senate hearing on big-tech that he had evidence of a tool — “Tasks” — used by the company to coordinate with Google and Twitter to censor users among the platforms.
A second concern is that USA Today has been caught twice in recent weeks slanting their so-called “fact checks” to soften the blow against Liberals regarding:
- A picture of a Joe Biden staffer wearing a Hammer-and-Sickle (the symbol of the former Soviet Union) hat.
- Top ranking Democrats flouting the coronavirus rules they put in place themselves.
When one considers that the elections in Georgia will decide which party will control the U.S. Senate, the timing of Facebook’s announcement seems suspect.
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