FACEBOOK HIRES EX-CNN JOURNALIST TO FACT CHECK YOUR MEMES
Facebook pays its fact checker to determine the veracity of viral memes and satire articles
Facebook’s top fact checking partner, Lead Stories, is run by editor-in-chief Alan Duke, who worked as a journalist at CNN for 26 years.
Duke has dozens of articles fact checking popular Facebook memes and satirical articles from The Babylon Bee.
In one such article, Duke claims that even though a meme correctly posits that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) did say that white people do not know what it is like to be poor, the meme is “fake news.”
Duke reports that 70 per cent of those below the poverty line are minorities, and that the meme is “fake news” because it is misleading.
However, basic math would seem to indicate that 30 per cent of those beneath the poverty line are white, and thus, know what it is like to be poor.
In another article, Duke’s Lead Stories fact checks a popular Internet meme surrounding comedian Sam Hyde.