Gun Owners of America Hits Facebook, Fact-Checkers with Federal Complaint

Gun Owners of America Hits Facebook, Fact-Checkers with Federal Complaint


Facebook is trying to cover up the truth about Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris’ anti-gun record, according to a complaint filed by Gun Owners of America.

The crux of the complaint is that Facebook, which uses AFP Fact Check as one of its sources for its fact-checking operation, has labeled as false articles that provide the truth about the positions Harris has taken on the Second Amendment, the gun-rights group announced on its website.

By doing so, the social media giant has provided a service to Harris that violates campaign rules, the complaint alleges.

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The complaint cites several provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act that it alleges were violated, including limitations on corporations making in-kind contributions and the prohibition against foreign nationals contributing to U.S. elections.

AFP, the complaint notes, is partially supported by the French government.

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At issue are two articles Facebook

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