Candace Owens launches defamation lawsuit against Facebook ‘fact-checkers’


Conservative activist Candace Owens is suing Facebook “fact-checkers” for defamation, the Daily Wire reports. “It is time to fact-check the fact-checkers,” proclaimed Owens. “I’m going to put these suckers through discovery and figure out what the relationship is that they have with Facebook.” Owens said that she decided to launch the lawsuit after her views on coronavirus were “fact-checked” on Facebook, despite her claim that the viewpoint was shared by doctors. According to Owens, this fact-checking led to her Facebook page being demonetized, a fact which improves the prospects of her case significantly. While defamation laws vary by state, evidence of damages is generally required for a defamation suit to succeed, whereas in many other countries defamation only requires a false claim to have been made.

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