Conservative commentator Candace Owens sues Facebook: “It’s time to fact-check the fact-checkers”

by Jenny Mount · Nov 18th, 2020 4:30 pm

Last Updated Nov 19th, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Candace Owens, conservative commentator and activist, is suing Facebook for defamation, claiming that the company's fact-checkers targeted her and led to the demonetization of her Facebook page.

"Quite literally a doctor gave his opinion about COVID-19, which I shared, and Facebook issued a strike on my account because they said only information that they agree with about COVID-19 ... was acceptable," said Owens. "I decided I was not going to give up and sit down. The fact-checkers ... are activists for the left that shut down your speech if they don't like it."

Owens said she wants to understand the relationship fact-checkers have with the platform.

"It is time to fact-check the fact-checkers," Owens said. "I'm going to put these suckers through discovery and figure out what the relationship is that they have with Facebook."

Owens launched an online website, called Fact Check Zuck, to help crowdfund her forthcoming legal battle against the social media giant. She has retained a pair of lawyers to represent her in the suit.

"Our freedoms are being stripped away," Owens's site says. "The overlords of Big Tech are determining what Americans can and cannot say, share, like, and post. Support our legal efforts today as we fight back against Facebook's fact-checkers, confronting those who are suppressing free speech, thought, and expression across our great country."

Owens also shared additional information that she posted to Twitter.


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