88 online
 
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 14 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts   

'We live in an Orwellian hell-scape': Facebook fact-checks top economist for stating America IS in a recession

Quicklink Submitted By   1 comment
Follow Me on Twitter     Message David William Pear
Become a Fan
  (61 fans)

1984 George Orwell
1984 George Orwell
(Image by arthur.strathearn)
  Details   DMCA

Facebook placed a 'fact-checking' label on a post written by a top economist stating that the United States is now in a recession - a move he termed 'Orwellian'.

Two consecutive quarters of negative growth is the standard definition of a recession, and Phillip Magness, the research and education director at the American Institute for Economic Research, posted on Facebook a commentary about the country now being in a recession.

The post - which is no longer visible - was marked by Facebook's fact checkers as being misleading.

'We live in an Orwellian hell-scape,' he tweeted.

'Facebook is now 'fact checking' anyone who questions the White House's word-games about the definition of a recession.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.dailymail.co.uk
Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

David William Pear Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an honorary Associate Editor of The Greanville Post, and a former Senior Editor of OpEdNews.com. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The (more...)
 

Related Topic(s): Orwellian, Add Tags
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

 
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend