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PolitiFact admits it was wrong to censor Candace Owens, shows the fallibility of fact checkers

The word of fact checkers can get people suppressed or banned on social media platforms, yet they often make mistakes.

Political commentator Candace Owens forced ’s third-party fact-checker PolitiFact to remove an incorrect “false information” label it had put on a post where she said that was not officially the president-elect.

While it is good the fact-checker to took responsibility and corrected the error, this story leaves people wondering what else these independent fact-checkers are wrong about.

“Weeks ago, Facebook censored a post of mine which truthfully stated that Joe Biden is NOT the President-elect. So, I got lawyers involved. Conclusion? PolitiFact uncensored the post & admitted that they LIED by rating my post false. These fact-checkers are lying for Democrats,” Owens wrote.

The post that PolitiFact wrongfully flagged was a video captioned “Joe Biden is literally and legally not the President-elect. So why is the media pretending he is?”

For a candidate to become the legal president-elect, the election has to be certified in all states.

On November 26, PolitiFact issued a correction, admitting it wrongfully labeled Owens’ post as false information.

“Correction: PolitiFact originally labeled this video false in our capacity as a third-party fact-checker for Facebook. 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,” the fact-checker wrote on Facebook.

Owens also bashed PolitiFact and other independent fact-checkers, calling them “communists” and vowed she would continue fighting them in the courtroom. She finished her statement insisting Biden was not the president-elect.

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