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Lord God, please break the hold of Facebook on our lives, our information, our opinions.

Facebook (aka “Meta”) has admitted in court that the “fact-checks” used by the site to blacklist non-corporate media content are actually opinion-based labels which do not conduct any real fact-checking of information posted to the site. The evidence was revealed during the court proceeding for a defamation case filed by John Stossel.

Stossel’s work on climate change was labeled by Facebook as “false and misleading.” In response to Stossel’s suit, Facebook wrote that the company cannot be sued for defamation in relation to the fact-checking. Defamation is defined as “making false and harmful assertions.”

Under this definition, Facebook argued that the fact-checking and associated labels on the posts across their sites “constitute protected opinion.”

In the United States legal system, opinions are not subject to defamation claims. Libel law protects opinions, which is the basis of Facebook’s defensive claim. The definition of “opinion” is “a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.”

By their own lawyers’ arguments, Facebook’s fact-checks are little more than the politically biased opinions held by Facebook employees and/or third-party companies hired to undertake the fake fact-checking process on all posts. . . .

In their court defense, however, Facebook’s lawyers admit:

…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…

Facebook’s fact-checking services have been called out for stoking a civil war in Ethiopia. When freelance journalists publish stories and post them to Facebook, the work is listed as “hate speech and defamation.” Facebook allows for pro-government accounts, some with well over 200,000 followers to post photographs of journalists and to openly call for their arrest, none of which is “fact-checked,” according to Vice News.

You can read the full court document here.

(Excerpt from National Pulse. Photo credit: Getty Images.)

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December 15, 2021

Father, Your Word says, “There is a way that seems right to a man but it’s end is the way of death” and “Professing to be wise men became fools”. These people “think” they know what they are doing (the blind leading the blind) but Your Word tells us that You are the ONLY one who leads us into TRUTH and the path TO LIFE. My heart is saddened for those who have decided to try to squash the truth because it’s inconvenient for them or because it convicts them of their sin. I don’t want them to continue on the path they are on away from You. I pray for You to EXPOSE EVERY lie and attack of the enemy and ALL who have been involved and bring justice to our nation, Your nation, the United States of America and also the whole world so ALL people have the chance to HEAR and KNOW the ONE who IS TRUTH, and His Name is Jesus Christ! I pray that You would raise up those who CAN be trusted because they have gone through Your refiner’s fire and have come out purified to be used for Your Kingdom work on the earth setting up for Jesus’ return! Help us and those you raise up to be GOOD stewards of what You have given that we will fulfill the call on our lives not squandering the gifts You give but allowing You Your FULL return on and in our lives through Christ and Holy Spirit in and through us! Let us be light to the nations and the peoples! Remove those who HINDER Your will and I pray for their souls to be saved if they would listen to Your voice calling them to REPENT while they have a chance for Your mercy is GREAT! We love You, honor You, thank You, and bless You in Jesus Name! AMEN and AMEN!


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