Facebook “fact checkers” used a letter organized by Wuhan lab backer to “debunk” leak theory and censor allegations, report says

It has emerged that Facebook’s “independent” fact-checkers used a letter organized by a major Wuhan Institute of Virology backer to “debunk” articles suggesting that COVID-19 leaked from a lab.

Facebook recently announced it would no longer flag posts linking the origins of the pandemic to China and the Wuhan Lab.

Since the start of the pandemic over a year ago, Facebook, and other social media platforms, have been flagging posts suggesting the virus leaked from a lab. The social media giant relies on independent fact-checkers to “debunk” conspiracy theories.

In the case of the lab leak theory, it relied on an article by Science Feedback, which “debunked” an opinion piece by Steven Mosher, published in the New York Post on February 23 2020, titled, “Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab.

The Science Feedback article cited a letter published in leading medical journal The Lancet, signed by “27 eminent public health experts.”

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