As it turns out, “fake news” isn’t the only kind of reporting Facebook and their partners are trying to censor. InfoWarseditor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson recently reported on a 2001 U.N. paper which outlined several different scenarios for mass migration efforts to “offset population decline and population ageing resulting from low fertility and mortality rates.” Watson’s article was flagged as “fake” by Facebook, thanks to Politifact. Earlier this year, the two companies announced their partnership to target “fake news” and “use both technology and human review to remove fake accounts, promote news literacy and disrupt the financial incentives of spammers.”
Many have argued that Facebook and their cohorts have wrongfully given themselves the privilege of being barometers of truth, and that it’s not Facebook’s place to play thought police. But their plan has been enacted regardless — and it seems no slight is too small to go unpunished. According to Politifact’s own article, Watson’s article is backed up not only by the U.N. report, but reports on the paper in six other languages.
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Their issue is that Watson titled his report, “Revealed: UN Plan To Flood America With 600 Million Migrants.” And according to Politifact, the word “revealed” makes it seem as though this is a new story, when the report is actually from 2001. However, Watson noted throughout his report that the paper is from 2001, and it was getting “fresh attention” due to the mass migrations taking place right now.
Even Politifact admits that Watson wrote about scenarios explicitly listed in the report, entitled Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations? [PDF].
Though the U.N. report claims that these “hypothetical scenarios” were not intended to be “recommendations,” the report’s own opening paragraphs seem to be at odds with this statement. The U.N. report notes that replacement migration is being “considered” throughout the paper for eight low-fertility countries, including the U.S.