Facebook is allowing its “fact-checking” program to be gamed by political partisans.

@PolitiFact justifies labeling an ad campaign by @approject as “missing context” (and is thereby preventing the ads from running on the platform) by arguing, “we can't predict the future.”
Well, here is one thing about the future that's sure: Facebook's credibility is on the line.
As @KlonKitchen said: This is not a case where there is any ambiguity—PolitiFact is gaming the system for political points and should be suspended from Facebook's fact-checking program.
Facebook should do a complete review of this program if they want conservatives to have any trust going forward.
While Heritage does not endorse or oppose candidates, or otherwise support the content of any ads mentioning candidates, it seems clear Facebook’s fact-checking program is being used to allow censorship on the issue of transgender ideology and its impact on women’s sports.
This incident shows once again that conservatives are held to a different standard.
PolitiFact is abusing its role in Facebook's fact-checking program—something conservatives have been saying for years.
.@JessAnderson2 points out that, “at a time when so many Americans rely on social media for information, I am appalled that Facebook would allow a blatant partisan attack against conservatives under the pretense of 'missing context...'
”...this is clearly an effort to shutter a conservative viewpoint, shared by the majority of Americans, but at odds with left-wing 'fact-checkers.'”

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