Facebook Fact Checker Interfering in U.S. Election, Covering for Harris’s Gun Control

California Senator Kamala Harris image NRA-ILA
California Senator Kamala Harris image NRA-ILA

MENLO PARK, CALIF -(Ammoland.com)- In the past, politicians accused Facebook of allowing foreign intervention in the Presidential elections. Democrats claimed that in 2016, Russia ran advertisements and shared fake news on Facebook to help Donald Trump get elected to the Oval Office.

To combat these accusations, Facebook introduced a “trusted fact-checkers” program to rid the platform of the spread of fake news. This new program leads to the question of the identity of these so-called “unbiased” fact-checkers.

Who is fact-checking the fact-checkers, and could foreign media outlets use their trusted status with Facebook to block information damning to the Biden campaign from seeing the light of day?

These fact-checkers include American news media sources such as the Associated Press and websites like factcheck.org. While most of the fact-checkers partnered with Facebook to prevent false information from being disseminated are US based, that doesn’t mean all of them are American companies or groups. These non-American media organizations are allowed to “fact check” posts about the election and the candidates running for office.

One of the non-American fact-checkers that is part of the Facebook program is the Agence France-Presse (AFP). The AFP is the world’s oldest news service, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have an anti-gun agenda. The AFP tends to fact-check articles about guns and gun laws, and have quickly gained a reputation of marking post about Second Amendment as false even though they are decidely accurate. It could be that the foreign press agency doesn’t understand firearms, or that they have ulterior motives.

Recently writers such as Rachel Malone and Cam Edwards had articles marked as “fake news” by the AFP on the Facebook platform even though the reports were accurate and provided undeniable evidence.

The articles in question dealt with Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris’s history of opposing the individual’s right to bear arms. The AFP marked the articles as “fake” any time anyone shared either article to their timeline. The Facebook block would then redirect readers to Agence France-Presse (AFP)'s own article, stating that Harris believes in the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to bear arms. Stealing legitimate viewer traffic from American news organizations.

The issue with this statement is that it is easily verifiable as false. With only a few minutes spent on Google, I was able to turn up an amicus brief that Harris filed with The US Supreme Court in support of DC’s handgun ban during the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case.

Amici Curiae Brief by Kamala D. Harris in District of Columbia v. Heller

At the time, Harris was the Attorney General of California. She and several other AGs from around the country wrote a brief arguing that the Second Amendment did not apply to the average citizen, but only to “the militia.” The AGs wrote that DC could ban handguns in the city if they saw fit. SCOTUS sided with Dick Heller in the case and confirmed that the Second Amendment did indeed apply to the full citizenship.

Harris never changed her views on the Second Amendment, as evident in the proposed Biden/Harris take-your-guns plan.

The AFP has been silent about the misinformation. AmmoLand News reached out to the AFP to point out their obvious mistake in marking the articles as false. The AFP did not respond to our request for corrections. The AFP still has it listed as “false” on their fact check site.

Foreign Interference In The Presidential Election

Does this rise to the level of foreign interference in the presidential election? Only the FEC can decide that, but AmmoLand News encourages Congress to look into international news organization’s powers to sway votes by preventing the factual decimation of information about a candidate’s past. More to come on the FEC's involvement.

The AFP is also using search engine optimization techniques to push their false story about Harris supporting the individual’s right to firearms to the top search result when searching for “Kamala Harris heller.” This discovery leads one to wonder if they are aware that their fact check site is pushing out false information.

Journalists Banned

I reached out to Facebook for a comment on the story on behalf of AmmoLand News. Instead of responding, Facebook banned me for life from the Social Media platform and deleted my public page. Rachel Malone’s article, as of this writing, is no longer marked false.

Readers who followed me previously on Facebook are now encouraged to follow my webpage at crumpy.com, which will be my portfolio hub and my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/johncrump2.


About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. He can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on YouTube at johncrump2, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Bubb
Bubb
29 days ago

Wow, what bastards! They need to pay dearly for that crap. I am so sorry for the injustice. Like many folks I am heavily invested in FB to the tune of 6 different pages, 5 groups, 3 firearm related and one personal. I’ll give it a try…

RoyD
RoyD
29 days ago
Reply to  Bubb

Facebook has yet, and never will, see a jot or tittle from me.

Elisa Delaurenti
30 days ago

Leftist election interference and obstruction will be unprecedented this next election. They’ve got MOUNTAINS of lies and crimes and anti-American policies to lie about and try to hide if they want votes this time.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
30 days ago

LMAO. It just amuses the shit out of me every time a demonrat calls obummer a liar. Am I the only one that remembers obummer saying that there was no interference in the elections? I seem to recall hearing that multiple times and the election was valid but now when it comes to President Trump I am hearing just the opposite. Donald Trump hired the Russians to interfere, the Russians interfered with the election over and over and over again.
I think another dossier is needed for clarification.

BrianL
BrianL
30 days ago

If you are looking for a social media site that does not suppress your views and comments, and is conservative and 2A friendly, look to join https://www.parler.com .
Many of the recently banned users of Twitter and Facebook have setup accounts on Parler.

Divino Vocamen
Divino Vocamen
30 days ago
Reply to  BrianL

parler requires a cell phone to sign up …so ordinary non tech people are not allowed to “join ” ..

ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
30 days ago

And most of my friends can’t figure out why I’m not on Facebook! SHEESH!

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
30 days ago

Unfortunately for those interested in the real truth, the research is up to you. These so called fact-checkers are the perverbial fox guarding the hen house. Politicians and bureaucrats lie all the time and we know that, the same goes for mainstream media. There are those who would take some third party fact checkers as gospel. But we all know, if you lied once, you’ll lie again.

hippybiker
hippybiker
30 days ago

It goes back to an euphemism coined in the gun control debates in the 60s. “ It just depends on who’s Ox it is that’s being Gored!l
And Cretins like these scum have been Goring our Ox’s for years.

RoyD
RoyD
30 days ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Actually it does not come from there.

It is based on Exodus chapter 21:28-36. The quote people use came from “Martin Luther in his defense in the 1521 Diet of Worms, Germany, Luther said that “most human affairs come down to depending on whose ox is gored.” In other words, a given event will be seen differently depending on the degree to which the viewer’s self-interest is involved.”

http://www.profitatanyprice.com/2015/06/whose-ox-is-being-gored.html#:~:text=But%20actually%20this%20clich%C3%A9%20%22Whose,degree%20to%20which%20the%20viewer%27s

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
30 days ago

If anyone thinks facebook or the national media of any type will report true unbiased information or history of the democrat candidates they are wrong.
The media has proven that they hate conservatives and especially Trump, so don’t look for any truth from any of them.
The media looks through Rose colored glasses at the dems while the republicans are viewed as simpletons.

Camotim
Camotim
30 days ago

farcebooKKK needs to loose its DCMA Immunity among other things. I dream of a day when farcebooKKK executives swing from trees. DEATH TO ANTIFA, BLM, farcebooKKK and twitter scum.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
30 days ago

LIARS BY ANY OTHER NAME ARE STILL LIARS!!!!

Wass
Wass
30 days ago

I am still waiting for American media to reveal a single case of a voter influenced by foreign meddling in our elections.

Finnky
Finnky
30 days ago

That is a frightening development. I support listening to subject matter experts, but too many people blindly fallow “fact checker” info.

To scale this problem, I’ve got to ask – How many people actually use Facebook anymore? Is it actually relevant to anybody?

– Just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Thanks for the link.

Last edited 30 days ago by Finnky
Finnky
Finnky
29 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Just saw what spellchecker did to your name. Sorry John! Between fat fingering and A.I. “fixes”, text often bears little resemblance to what I believe I’ve typed.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

Tyranny, treason and propaganda, a powerful combination. It works right up to when the people have had enough and rise up to end it much like the French and American reveloutions. I hope you understand why they want us disarmed.
Socialism and communism are talked up and they do work, right up to the time when there is no more money to steal. We are playing for all the marbles. They are intent on enslaving the American citizen and we are intent on stopping them.

Liberty or death.

Arm up, carry on

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago

Reminds me od Captain John Parker’s wise words, spoken to his seventy or so militiamen as they prepared to stand up to the greatest and best trained/equipped fighting force on the planet. He told them “Don’t fire unless fired upon. We don’t want a war, but if they mean to have one, let it begin here”. “they” did indeed want a war, and it did in fact begin right there. Wne OUR SIDE did not stop until we forced their leaders to sign an unconditioinal surrender treaty, and load all their troops into waiting naval vessels for the long trip… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago

Ah yes, the Frogs. I don’t give a tinker’s damn about what the French think, do, or say. Other than the fact that their women tend to be better than average looking, I have nothing for them.
I also remember that the French refused the US overflight rights when we bombed Libya possibly costing the lives of two Air Force pilots.
A pox on their house.

Superman
Superman
30 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Better than average looking what? Poodles?

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  Superman

no such thing as a good looking poodle.

Finnky
Finnky
29 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

– A sturdy standard poodle is actually quite a nice dog. Originally bred as a working dog. If memory serves, they worked fishing boats as retrievers – pulling in nets and such. Strong, smart, eager to please, and easy care – what more do you want from a dog? Just don’t give them those foo foo cuts!

While I love my Pyrenees, my next dog is likely to be small (60-80)- like Aussie. standard poodle or a small GSD.

Tionico
Tionico
29 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

True enough, Fiinky, and I amquite familiar with the old-time Standard. Use to see them as cattle dogs on a dairy farm on the tide flats on the north end of Humboldt Bay where I lived. They just did not LOOK like poodles, though, so I had to find out what they were. Was surprised. He bred them, trained the as work dogs, and they were excellent. Never forgotten those dogs. Smat, well behaved, left in the field all the time, they kept predators at bay, and strangers, but once “cleared”, were sweet and friendly dogs. Even though they are… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
30 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

– They’ve also got some acceptable wine and cheese as well. Personally I prefer Commiefornian or Swiss wine and good cheese is easy to come by.

hippybiker
hippybiker
30 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

It is rumored that their hygiene practices are rather ancient. Aka: They stink!

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  hippybiker

thats why the “French bath” was developed.

Tionico
Tionico
30 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

good looks and about two dollars fifty MIGHT get one a drinkable cup of coffee in some towns.