"Facebook Admits in Court That ‘Fact Checks’ Are Just Opinion
Despite presenting itself to the public as the arbiter of truth and guarantor of factually-accurate information, guarding users against “fake news” and “misinformation,” Facebook has admitted in court that its “fact checks” of information — frequently aimed at conservatives — are nothing more than statements of opinion.
The bombshell emerged from Facebook’s court battle with John Stossel, who is suing the company for defamation over its decision to add “fact check” labels to the libertarian pundit’s videos about climate change."
Facebook - and all other social media companies - can feel the walls caving in at this point. Lower and lower users numbers; fewer and fewer younger users; obvious proof that they should be considered publishers under the law; obvious evidence of being a monopoly.
They, like the democrat party, know that a red whirlwind in 2022 likely spells doom for many of the protections thus granted to them, so expect the very worst sort pearl clutching from them over the next 11 months.