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Facebook Fact-Checker Issues Correction to Candace Owens After Legal Threat

By Zachary Stieber   November 29, 2020

A so-called fact-checking website recently issued a correction after alleging a post saying Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn’t president-elect was wrong.

PolitiFact issued a statement following a threat of legal action from popular conservative commentator Candace Owens.

“Correction: PolitiFact originally labeled this video false in our capacity as a third-party fact-checker for Facebook,” PolitiFact said. “On Nov. 20, an appeal to that decision was made on behalf of Ms. Owens. PolitiFact approved the appeal on Nov. 20, determined that a correction was appropriate, and removed the false rating.”

Biden has declared victory in the presidential election and many news outlets have been referring to him as president-elect. The Epoch Times isn’t calling the race until litigation contesting the election results plays out.

Owens in the video discussed how Biden is not president-elect until the Electoral College decides who to vote for and those votes are counted in a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Joe Biden is literally and legally not the President-elect. So why is the media pretending he is?” Owens wrote in an accompanying caption.

Read more at: The Epoch Times




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