Conservative-libertarian journalist John Stossel suing Facebook for two million dollars is a good start — but only a start.
Variety reported late last week that the popular TV and internet personality seeks damages of no less than $2 million for defamtion via the company’s fact-checking system.
The suit, filed in the Northern District of California court by Dhillon Law Group, asks:
Do Facebook and its vendors defame a user who posts factually accurate content, when they publicly announce that the content failed a “fact-check” and is “partly false,” and by attributing to the user a false claim that he never made?
“The answer,” the suit states, “is yes.” more