Facebook ‘Fact Checker’ Censors BLP Reporting on Virginia Bill to Criminalize Criticism of Public Officials
Last week, Big League Politics reported on a bill introduced in the Virginia legislature that would effectively criminalize dissent against government officials.
Virginia House Bill 1627 was introduced by Democrat Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne to protect government officials from so-called harassment caused by “indecent language” transmitted over a “computer or computer network.”
The full language reads as follows: “If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”
The legislation applies the above provision directly to “the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.”
Because of the intentionally nebulous and vague nature of the terminology in the legislation, the legislation constitutes a blanket ban of criticism on public officials. A judge, likely appointed by the government officials in question, would determine what constitutes harassment as well as what constitutes “obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language.”
In short, the egregiously unconstitutional bill would make free speech dependent on rulings by biased government appointees, and cause a chilling effect on those who wish to speak out against public officials. This is the type of intolerable act that the Founding Fathers waged a revolutionary war to put to an end.
The Orwellian truth commission set up by Facebook found fault with the report and took measures to prevent it from being disseminated widely on the platform. They had their hired goons at Politifact flag the story as fake news in order to restrict the story from being shared and prevent social media users from knowing the truth about what is happening in Virginia.
Politifact claims that the legislation “spells out criminal penalties for harassment of or threats made to certain state officials. It does not affect ordinary free speech.” This is an assessment that is at best embarrassingly naive, but more likely the cognizant disinformation from a guilty and complicit agent of Big Brother.
This is not the first time that Big League Politics has had a run-in with the Facebook Gestapo. Previously, a fact checker had attempted to suppress a viral story about dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the malfunctioning camera system that ever so conveniently went dead during his mysterious death.
Alan Duke of Lead Stories, a former CNN employee turned Facebook apparatchik, peddled propaganda to cover for the dubious official story that Epstein killed himself.
Duke was forced to recant much of his initial “fact check” after he was humiliated by Big League Politics and other sources who he maligned with blatant deceptions:
Facebook’s new ministry of truth, led by disreputable fact checking operations like Lead Stories, has been initiated to stifle independent voices on the social media giant, but they have been caught and forced to backtrack after trying to suppress news about camera malfunctions near Jeffrey Epstein’s cell during his mysterious death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City last month.
“There were no media reports that a camera monitoring Epstein’s cell area malfunctioned in the hours before the accused sex traffickers death on Saturday August 10, 2019,” claimed Duke, the 26-year veteran of CNN who co-founded Lead Stories, in a blatant deception within the bogus fact check of the story that initially broke on Big League Politics.
Duke’s analysis was false because Big League Politics referenced a media report by digital media specialist Michael Coudrey that he initially refused to acknowledge in his phony fact check…
Duke eventually lifted his false rating on Coudrey’s tweet that was proven to be correct, but he still has the audacity to claim that “there was clear video of the hallway outside the cell” despite the fact that investigators have reported that two cameras surrounding Epstein’s cell mysteriously malfunctioned around the time of his death. Duke remains firmly committed to promoting the mainstream narrative despite all evidence to the contrary.
Although Coudrey was ultimately vindicated, he still believes social media giants and fake news agencies colluding to control information and silence independent voices is a “huge problem.”
“Facebook’s use of ‘fact checkers’ has turned out to be nothing more than a fraudulent pretense to silence free thought and dissent. Many of their employees have an extreme liberal bias, and this is indicative on their websites and personal social media profiles,” Coudrey explained in a comment to Big League Politics.
“Should Facebook not address this issue immediately, we will have to organize federal executive action to prevent such unfair and deceptive trade practices from occurring in the future,” Coudrey added.