Facebook Targets The Federalist With Myopic ‘Fact Check’ On Green Energy

Facebook Targets The Federalist With Myopic ‘Fact Check’ On Green Energy


Another left-wing fact-checking organization targeted a Federalist article focused on green energy’s inability to hold up during the Texas winter storm last week on Facebook.

“Independent fact-checkers say this information is missing context and could mislead people,” Facebook factchecker Lead Stories’ label reads.

The fact check from Gov. Andrew Cuomo-defending organization PolitiFact claims that “natural gas plants were the biggest cause of the power shortfall, not wind.” The author, however, does acknowledge that “wind farms ran at about half of what was expected,” which contributed to the widespread blackouts, a similar point to the article by Federalist contributor and the Wall Street Journal.

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In The Federalist, Isaac argued that green energy showcased its “fundamental unreliability and impracticality” during the storm. He says the energy catastrophe that left millions without electricity for days in subzero temperatures is partly due to “the lavish suite of government incentives” given to green energy initiatives, which have repeatedly failed to

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