Facebook's newest 'fact checkers' are Koch-funded climate deniers - 2019-04-27

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F0.png Facebook's newest 'fact checkers' are Koch-funded climate deniers April 27, 2019, Joe Romm, ThinkProgress

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keeps dashing any hope that the world's largest social media platform might be a positive force in the fight against catastrophic climate change.

In its latest disastrous move to fight the online epidemic of fake news, Facebook's fact-checking effort announced last week that it was teaming up with CheckYourFact.com — an arm of the conservative, anti-science media site The Daily Caller.

The Daily Caller, which has published misinformation about climate science for years, was co-founded by the science-denying Fox News host Tucker Carlson and is backed by major conservative donors, including Charles and David Koch, the billionaire fossil fuel barons who are the single biggest funders of climate science misinformation.

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