Senior Economist ‘Fact Checked’ By Facebook For Saying U.S. Is In Recession

An experienced economist has been ‘fact checked’ and corrected by Facebook after he stated that the U.S. is now in a recession.

Phil Magness, a researcher and educator with the American Institute for Economic Research, reacted to the incident by commenting “We live in an Orwellian hell-scape.”

Facebook uses ‘independent’ fact checkers at Politifact, a brazenly partisan operation, which ‘corrected’ Magness’ post about the Biden administration attempting to change the definition of a recession.

We live in an Orwellian hell-scape. Facebook is now “fact checking” anyone who questions the White House’s word-games about the definition of a recession. pic.twitter.com/pHGPWrxRpD

— Phil Magness (@PhilWMagness) July 28, 2022

Magness provided examples of previous statements by Biden himself about being in a recession that were never fact checked:

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