Facebook fact checker has ties to news outlet that promotes climate doubt - 2019-04-25

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F0.png Facebook fact checker has ties to news outlet that promotes climate doubt April 25, 2019, Scott Waldman, Science magazine

Facebook's newest fact checking partner is connected to an enterprise that was founded by a conservative Fox News host and that routinely promotes climate doubt.

The social media giant is partnering with CheckYourFact.com to provide third-party oversight of news on its platform, Facebook announced last week. Check Your Fact is an affiliate of The Daily Caller , the right-leaning news outlet co-founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Climate scientists and advocates are worried that the new partnership means climate articles will be downplayed on Facebook.

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{{cite news | first = Scott | last = Waldman | title = Facebook fact checker has ties to news outlet that promotes climate doubt | url = https://www.science.org/content/article/facebook-fact-checker-has-ties-news-outlet-promotes-climate-doubt | work = Science magazine | date = April 25, 2019 | accessdate = February 9, 2022 }}