Black Conservative Activist Files Lawsuit Against Facebook

Well known conservative activist Candace Owens says she’s filing a lawsuit against Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers after they censored her account in August.

Owens said Thursday she had previously shared a video of a doctor giving his opinion on COVID-19, which she shared to her social media. Facebook quickly issued a strike to her account because “they said only information that they agree with about COVID-19 … was acceptable,” she said.

Her account has since been demonetized, preventing her from using the page as a source of income.

The two defendants are USA Today and Lead Stories Fact Checker, both of which are partners with Facebook. The fact-checkers apply ratings to content and apply labels such as “false,” “misleading” or “missing context.”¬†KEEP READING