CANDACE Owens challenged PolitiFact and won after the fact-checking website labeled a video she posted as “false,” causing it to be “censored” on Facebook.
The conservative commentator posted a video on Nov. 12, which she captioned: “Joe Biden is literally and legally not the President-elect. So why is the media pretending he is?”
PolitiFact – which contracts with Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation — slammed the video with the negative rating which allegedly caused Facebook to then alert users that the content was false.
Owens took to Twitter on Saturday to celebrate her win and slam the fact-checkers for branding her video as false and “lying for Democrats.”
“Weeks ago, @Facebook censored a post of mine which truthfully stated that @JoeBiden is NOT the President-elect. So I got lawyers involved. Conclusion? @PolitiFact uncensored the post & admitted that they LIED by rating my post false,” Owens tweeted.
She continued: “The fact-checkers are lying for Democrats.”
Owens, who is eight months pregnant, went on to claim she is “taking every measure to fight these communists in the courtroom."
“It is my goal to expose these lying ‘fact-checkers’ one by one. @JoeBiden is NOT the President-elect,” she added.
PolitiFact has since removed the rating, retracted the article explaining why Owens’ video was rated as false and even added a correction admitting fault for the “error.”
“Correction: PolitiFact originally labeled this video false in our capacity as a third-party fact-checker for Facebook. On Nov. 20, an appeal to that decision was made on behalf of Ms. Owens. PolitiFact approved the appeal on Nov. 20, determined that a correction was appropriate, and removed the false rating,” the company wrote in a post.
Owens, who will launch a show with conservative outlet The Daily Wire next year, told the outlet she reached out with legal representation to PolitiFact on Nov. 20 and immediately heard back.
Lawyers for PolitiFact allegedly responded to Owens with a statement that the video was obstructed and labeled false from PolitiFact “in error.”
“Upon first glance, this video from Ms. Owens was labeled false from PolitiFact in error. We already have removed the label from the video and you should now be able to see it unobstructed,” the lawyer said, according to Owens.
The lawyer continued: “As we’re about 25 minutes into this, we still don’t know how or why the post was labeled ‘false.’ We are investigating and hope to share more information with you formally on Monday.”
Other conservatives also celebrated Owens’ win including Benny Johnson, host of the Newsmax show The Benny Report.
“What else are these “Fact Checkers” actually wrong about? Why do they get the unchecked power to selectively Censor posts?” Johnson tweeted.
Biden has been projected as the winner of the 2020 presidential election with more than 300 electoral votes but does not officially become the President-elect until all states have officially certified election results and the Electoral College casts its votes on December 14.
President Donald Trump, despite numerous legal setbacks, has continued to pursue various legal challenges to election results alleging voter fraud in swing states.
However, most states including Michigan, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania have already certified their results. Arizona and Wisconsin have yet to certify their results, The New York Times reported.
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