Facebook censors a ThinkProgress story on Kavanaugh after a conservative site calls it “Fake News”

Last week, ThinkProgress published a report by senior fellow Ian Millhiser headlined “Brett Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade last week and almost no one noticed.” But then a Facebook fact checker with the conservative outlet The Weekly Standard declared it “fake news,” leading the piece to be targeted and demoted by the social media site. The Intercept then republished Millhiser’s piece, with editor-in-chief Betsy Reed writing, “The story was effectively nuked from Facebook, with other outlets threatened with traffic and monetary consequences if they shared it.” Democracy Now! spoke with Ian Millhiser, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the justice editor for ThinkProgress.

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