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AOC to Zuckerberg: Why is a white supremacist-tied publication fact-checking for Facebook?

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez questions Mark Zuckerberg on when Facebook will fact check Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pressed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for answers during a House Financial Services Committee about when the social media ...
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AOC: Can you explain why you’ve named Daily Caller,  with ties to white supremacists, as official fact-checker for Facebook? 

Mark:We actually don’t appoint the independent fact-checkers. They go through an independent organization called the Independent Fact-Checking Network that has a rigorous standard. 

AOC: So you would say that white supremacist-tied publications meet a rigorous standard for fact-checking? 

The problem at Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, a conservative political outlet, as a “response” to the Huffington Post: Throughout 2016 election, it has published  white nationalists; its writers have whitewashed the Alt-Right.2 Daily contributors, including a senior investigative reporter, were recently announced as speakers at the upcoming white nationalist H.L. Mencken Club conference organized by Paul Gottfried, a godfather of the Alt-Right.

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