These days, especially if you’re a conservative, you will have experienced the social media fact checkers and BigTech censorship frequenting the supposed “platforms”. If you’re actively working on getting out the truth about current events, chances are the post will be fact checked for some insignificant piece of the article or flat out lied about, including truths that I have done research on directly to their original sources and know of their validity without a doubt in my mind.
BigTech uses companies like Snopes and Politico to decide what is truth or fact through their plethora of independent fact checkers. Many times fact checkers like Snopes “sources” LITERALLY prove their fact check to be in the wrong. It has occurred enough times that it has become my first stop to research my fact checking of fact checkers.
The Daily Wire did an excellent piece on the many mistakes and faux pas Snopes has had in their fact checking. Interestingly, when I went to click on the article claiming CNN used a washing machine to spin the news, it was not only removed from the Snopes website (which I expected), but also ‘excluded from the Wayback Machine’ web archives! You better believe if they correct a mistake they will do anything to keep you from finding out about it, including scrubbing the internet.
Not to say all fact checks are misleading, a site wouldn’t be able to convince anyone it is a reliable source if it wasn’t able to be mostly reliable (like their fact checks). These “independent fact checkers” fact check such a wide variety of posts on these sites that there is inevitably an endless amount of information that is objectively unbiased. I use them as sources all the time. I actually read their articles and all of the sources that go along with it (unless one of their sources undoubtedly dispels the claim) to form my own objective opinion on because many times they are using the new, progressive 2+2=5 math when I’m getting 2+2=4 no matter how I arrange the facts.
People are becoming so lackadaisical about passing out their fact check in the comments section of posts they don’t agree with; many times I can tell right away, they did not read it because the headline seemed to fit their narrative or their understanding of a situation, but ultimately the article and headline clashed.
I have also experienced the generic media bias check site lazily used as a wannabe source to prove their position on a specific issue. Yes, their source is merely informing me they believe the website I sourced is ‘biased’.
The way the fact checkers like Lead Stories do it lately is to “check facts” by omitting what they cant “disprove“ and twisting words, then assuming intent or perception of the author and reader; they say xyz was true, but its false or mostly false because ‘we’re claiming falsehoods on possible implications viewers took from it’.
Fact checkers used an article about a cyclone in West Bengal to “fact check” my link to a tweet from an Antifa group that was announcing a location they were planning on looting at the beginning of the 2020 George Floyd Riots. The post in its entirety was the link to the tweet.
I’ll end on this sample fact check that I created for your entertainment, and to put into perspective the lunacy of the Leftists fact checking machines.
Did you say you threw a red ball and it bounced back to you?
You made the claim, “this is a red ball. I threw it at a wall, and it bounced back to me.”
It is a ball that is red, and it bounced back to you when you threw it at the wall.
Saying the red ball bounced back to you from off of a wall is painting a picture that the ball is a bouncy ball. The reader knows generally tennis balls arent red, so that information is left out to make one think the tennis ball was a much smaller bouncy ball which would have been much more difficult to catch.
Mostly false because the writer is incorrectly trying to imply they have more dexterity than others in an attempt to disparage less fortunate readers.
[link to store that sells bouncy balls]
[link to photo of package of yellow tennis balls]
[link to disadvantaged youth playing ball with mentor]
[link to video from original article with red ball being bounced off of a wall]
[link to what emotions the color red represents]
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