Facebook quietly drops “fake news” flag on report revealing COVID-19 escaped from China lab

The fact-checker assigned to debunk the story was professionally tied to the same Chinese bio-lab from which the virus is claimed to have escaped.

April 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook has finally removed the “fake news” warning it had attached to a New York Post article published earlier this year that suggested that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan, China biolab.

According to Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute and an expert on China, Facebook has yet to offer an apology for the unwarranted “fake news” label the social media giant had pinned to his February 22 op-ed, “Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab. ”

“After we raised the alarm, Facebook uncensored that Steve Mosher oped about the origins of the Wuhan virus,” tweeted New York Post opinion editor, Sohrab Ahmari. “But the company didn’t apologize to the NYPost or offer explanation/accountability.”

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The two-month-long drama has cast a spotlight on Facebook’s fact-checking methods and raises serious questions about whether the judgement of its “experts ” is sometimes compromised due to conflicts of interest.

Journalist Sharyl Attkisson previously reported that the lead fact-checker on Mosher’s story, Danielle Anderson, has ties to the Wuhan biolab.

“You cannot make it up,” tweeted Attkisson. “The ‘fact checker’ Facebook is using to censor a documentary discussing possibility that coronavirus came from Wuhan labis [a] scientist who worked at Wuhan lab with Chinese communists.”

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