Zuckerberg blasted for having abortion doctors 'fact-check' pro-life vids
Four U.S. senators blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday for having two pro-abortion activists ‚Äúfact-check‚ÄĚ pro-life videos.
‚ÄúIf this isn‚Äôt bias, what is?‚ÄĚ wrote Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Braun of Indiana in a letter.
The criticisms erupted over Facebook‚Äôs attack on the group Live Action and its president, Lila Rose. Live Action has conducted undercover video operations revealing misbehavior in America‚Äôs abortion corporations.
On Aug. 30, Facebook told Live Action that two of its videos affirming the widely held view that ‚Äúabortion is never medically necessary‚ÄĚ were now marked by Facebook‚Äôs ‚ÄúFact-check‚ÄĚ as ‚Äúfalse.‚ÄĚ...
Isobel Asher Hamilton wrote: .... Read more: "They threw us under the bus at every opportunity": Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt https://tinyurl.com/y2egn22a .... Facebook is one of the big tech companies which multiple Republicans ‚ÄĒ including President Donald Trump‚ÄĒ have accused of censoring conservative speech on their platforms. https://tinyurl.com/y2gmagap
excerpt from, "Facebook removed a fact-check on an anti-abortion video after Republican senators including Ted Cruz complained"
Apparently, Facebook doesn't want Senator Cruz's attention. The article pointed out an interesting fact they don't want to Elizabeth Warren's attention either.
While I can certainly understand the frustration of those who have been limited by commercial carriers of social media, is there really a requirement that they have to provide equal time or space to opposing viewpoints than those held by their own corporation?
Facebook and internet social media companies like Facebook are essentially private entities but want to be considered a broad public forum. You can't have it both ways, though. At some point, any provider of public forum will be stretched to provide a stump on which an opposing view will be touted.
Take SA, for instance. What if the BHO Administration or Congress had tried to force SA to post articles favorable to abortion, LGBT+ lifestyles, excessive drinking of alcohol, etc? It would be a travesty of justice.