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Candace Owens Wins Lawsuit Against Facebook-Linked Fact-Checking Organisation

According to a detailed report in the Daily Wire, Candace Owens has successfully challenged a Facebook certified third-party fact-checking website in court for wrongfully censoring her posts as inaccurate information.

The case ended with a formal retraction and public apology issued by the “third party independent fact-checking” website PolitiFact.

Candace Owens speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Source: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America
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Candace Owens posted a video on November 12th, 2020, alleging that Joe Biden was “literally and legally not the President-elect.” She then went on to question the narrative the mainstream media was pushing by pretending otherwise. Upon reaching out to PolitiFact with legal representation on November 20, she received a brief response. According to her, it read as follows:

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. 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.

After the lack of further communication from the website caused increasing pressure from Ms Owens’ legal representation, PolitiFact issued the correction, which she shared with the public on Saturday. She went on to declare this was a “major win,” because PolitiFact essentially admitted “that Joe Biden is not the President-elect.”

Candace Owens vs. Facebook Lawsuit against censorship
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Candace Owens is also currently working on a lawsuit against USA Today and Lead Stories, both fact-checking agencies often used by Facebook. She maintains that social media corporations are targeting conservatives and censoring their rights to free speech across social media platforms. She has launched a website factcheckzuck.com where one can view the details of this lawsuit and support the litigation.