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Meta Attorneys: Facebook Fact Check Labels Are Opinion

Labels placed on posts on Facebook accompanying so-called fact-checks are opinion, lawyers for the social media platform’s parent company said in a recent court filing.

Television host John Stossel sued Facebook and two of its fact-checking partners, Science Feedback and Climate Feedback, earlier this year, accusing the entities of defaming him.

...Lawyers for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, responded in a filing late last month, urging the court to dismiss the case.


 Stossel’s claims focus on the fact-check articles written by Climate Feedback, not the labels affixed through the Facebook platform. The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion. And even if Stossel could attribute Climate Feedback’s separate webpages to Meta, the challenged statements on those pages are likewise neither false nor defamatory. Any of these failures would doom Stossel’s complaint, but the combination makes any amendment futile,” they added.

The claim regarding opinions is key because an opinion is more difficult to press a defamation claim against.



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1 hour ago, Slotback Right said:

Meta Attorneys: Facebook Fact Check Labels Are Opinion

Labels placed on posts on Facebook accompanying so-called fact-checks are opinion,


Politifact: Pants On Fire? Come On! - opinionista.us



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That's nice but Politifact checks a lot of the posts Facebook labels as misinformation and, to the surprise of nobody, they're almost entirely false.


There's almost nothing more indicative of false information than it coming from Facebook.  It's a cesspool.

But leave it to Slotback Right to use a legal tactic that they're using to try to get a lawsuit dismissed to try to claim that Facebook is being biased.

They're not.

The stuff is trash.

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