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Social media giant Facebook is taking heat for its censorship policies yet again, this time after a senior research fellow with the American Institute of Economic Research was flagged for setting the record straight on what constitutes a recession.
“It’s absolutely Orwellian,” economist Phillip Magness told “Fox & Friends First” of the censorship attempt on Monday.
Magness detailed his experience with Facebook’s fact-checkers, explaining that he shared a screenshot of the White House’s website where the page attempted to redefine recession.
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“Economists have typically defined this term as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth,” he said, adding, “And yet, just sharing that caused Facebook to flag it and put a fact-check notice on my page.”
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Magness said Politifact’s partnership with Facebook “carries water” for the Biden administration’s political agenda and called out the platform’s fact-checkers as “partisan actors.”
He also went on to criticize the Biden administration for ignoring inflation for the past year and dismissing the key economic concern as “transitory.”
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“Now they’re finding themselves at a nine percent year-over-year projected inflation rate and now they’re trying to play catch-up, but they’re playing catch-up very ineffectively, going back to the same tax and spend habits that have been a part of the Joe Biden agenda from the beginning.”
Magness said he has not yet heard back from Facebook on the fact-checking post.