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Facebook Is Partnering with a Right-Wing Website to Police Fake News

When did The Weekly Standard become an arbiter of the truth? Conservative news outlet The Weekly Standard has been approved by Facebook to partner in fact-checking "false news," a partnership that makes little sense given the outlet’s long history of making misleading claims, pushing extreme right-wing talking points, and publishing lies to bolster conservative arguments.
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