John Stossel says Facebook defamed him with fact checks


By Lauren Berg (September 24, 2021, 5:29 p.m. EDT) – Facebook has defamed veteran journalist John Stossel by flagging two of his video reports interviewing climate change experts as containing factual inaccuracies, even though none of the reported information was false, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in California.

Stossel, whose long career has covered ABC News, “20/20” and Fox Business Network, said that when he challenged fact-checking, Facebook and two French fact-checking nonprofits – Science Feedback and Climate Feedback – said the issue was with the “tone” of Stossel’s reports and the “broader claims” they explored, not specific false facts, according to the complaint, filed …

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