Fact-checking guru blasts Twitter, Facebook as dangerous ‘arbiters of the truth’ after censoring Biden article

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The Poynter Institute published a column blasting Twitter and Facebook as “arbiters of the truth” on Thursday after the tech giants made “controversial and questionable” decisions to censor a New York Post article that was damaging to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  International Fact-Checking Network Associate Director Cristina Tardáguila penned the blistering column headlined, “Without methodology or transparency, Facebook and Twitter become the ‘arbiters of the truth,” which stated that anyone who doesn’t believe that is dangerous is simply “naive.” TWITTER SAYS TRUMP CAMPAIGN ‘VIOLATED’ RULES, LOCKS ACCOUNT OVER TWEET REFERENCING HUNTER BIDEN REPORT“It seems like Facebook and Twitter have decided to assume the position they’ve been avoiding for so long. Less than a month from Election Day, both companies finally became arbiters of the truth on the internet. Naive are those who believe this isn’t dangerous,” Tardáguila wrote before detailing the events that resulted in Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Josh Hawley calling on the heads of Twitter and Facebook to testify about alleged social media censorship. Critics have long claimed the social media platforms have been suppressing reports critical of Democrats and censorship of the New York Post bombshell this week that …

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