It is worth remembering at this point that fact checkers are mostly unqualified amateurs who do not hold qualifications as journalists or investigators. Snopes CEO David Mikkelson employed his new wife, an L.A. based high class escort, to work for the fact checking site. The rest of the contributors are bloggers with liberal activist backgrounds.
Lead fact checker Kim LaCapria even admits she regularly “fact checks” while stoned. It’s California, it’s legal. That’s not the problem. The problem is that fact checking political news is a serious business, and it should be taken seriously by fact checkers.
But instead, whenever stories emerge that are damaging to the establishment, fact checkers are weaponized to bury them by falsely labeling such stories “misleading” or “hoaxes” even if they are completely authentic.
This then serves to justify their censorship by social media algorithms and the targeted banning and deplatforming of anyone who tries to amplify information that fact checkers have buried.
Fact checkers are not impartial, independent outlets, interested in establishing the truth. They are hyper-partisan attack dogs working on behalf of the corrupt establishment.