Longtime reporter John Stossel, who now operates independently after having worked for all the major broadcast television networks, announced this week that he is suing Facebook.
Facebook is a private company. It has every right to cut me off.
But Facebook does not have the right to just lie about me, yet that’s exactly what Facebook and its “fact-checker” did. That’s defamation, and it’s just wrong…
A group called Climate Feedback…didn’t like that my video reported facts suggesting that government mismanagement probably played a bigger role in causing California’s wildfires than climate change.
Climate Feedback got Facebook to censor this as “misleading” and link to a page that still declares the following quote misleading: “Forest fires are caused by poor management. Not by climate change.”
As if that were something I said. But I didn’t! I never said that.
In fact, I said: “Climate change has made things worse. California has warmed 3 degrees.”
Stossel explains how he tried to go through Facebook’s faceless bot-ocracy to try to make his case and get the lying quote changed, to no avail. He also details another instance in which a climate-themed video of his was deemed “partly false.”
And Stossel even interviewed some of the individuals involved with the fact-checking organizations used by Facebook — and they agreed the assessments were incorrect!
Stossel also spelled the situation out in a video, which you can watch below: