Jim Jordan’s Facebook Post Censored by Fact Checker

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is the latest conservative politician to be censored under Facebook’s “fact-checking” rules.

Jordan shared an article Thursday about election integrity to his Facebook page. Shortly after it was shared, Facebook labeled it as “Partly False Information-checked by independent fact checkers.”

According to Facebook, the post was reviewed by Lead Stories. Facebook has partnered with Lead Stories to “debunk hoaxes.”

From LeadStories.com: “Lead Stories uses the Trendolizer™ engine to detect the most trending stories from known fake news, satire and prank websites and tries to debunk them as fast as possible.”

If Facebook deems a post “false” they have the ability to reduce the page’s content distribution, remove advertisers and page monetization and remove the page’s ability to register as a news page. Facebook users will also be able to see if a page has a history of sharing “false news.”

“We know Big Tech’s out to get conservatives. Now they’re actively threatening to reduce news traffic that we provide to our constituents,” Rep. Jordan told this reporter Friday.

The censorship issue has been ongoing, amid a series of incidents in which Facebook and Twitter have added warning labels on posts from President Trump after deeming them misleading or false. Recently, Trump has accused Twitter of “conservative discrimination” and called for an end of Section 230.

Trump tweeted last night that he is still planning on vetoing Section 230.

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