NBC News Gets Slapped With Fake News Warning By Facebook Fact Checker After Spreading False Report About President Trump

NBC News and Politico got slapped by an organization that Facebook contracts to monitor fake news on the social media platform.

In an effort to stop the spread of fake news Facebook has contracted “Check Your Fact Int.” to monitor news on the social media platform and they slapped NBC News and the Politico with Fake News warning.

checkyourfact.com wrote:

“Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax,’” reads the headline.

Verdict: False

Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of the coronavirus seriously.

Politico appears to misconstrue the subject of the president’s statement, claiming that Trump “tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal conspiracy intended to undermine his first term.” But an examination of the video and transcript show Trump actually described Democratic complaints about his handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.”

“We have exposed the far left’s corruption and defeated their sinister schemes and let’s see what happens in the coming months,” Trump said during the rally. “Let’s watch. Let’s just watch. Very dishonest people. Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it.”

When looking at the entirety of Trump’s remarks, it appears the “new hoax” comment refers to the alleged Democratic “politicizing” of his response to the coronavirus threat – not the coronavirus itself. The Hill, the Daily Beast and Slate, among other outlets, reported that the “hoax” comment was talking about Democratic criticism.

This is going to be a huge wake-up call to the mainstream media and this is exactly how the system should work. They are not used to having people fact check them, I wouldn’t doubt NBC News was furious, even CBS 60 minutes constantly criticized Michael Bloomberg for making the same accusation.

NBC News spread the fake news all weekend.

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