Facebook Fact-Checkers Can’t Lay A Finger On Candidate Trump

Looks like Facebook will NOT be fact-checking Donald Trump now that he's running again!
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk along the South Lawn to Marine One as they depart from the White House for a weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago on January 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senators are expected to debate and then vote on whether to include additional witnesses and documents today in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Facebook has announced that it won’t fact-check Donald Trump on the platform now that he has officially announced his 2024 Presidential bid.
  • The company plans to abide by an internal rule that forbids its third-party fact checkers from fact-checking active politicians.
  • Trump has been unable to post on the platform since January 2021.

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