The British Medical Journal is one of the oldest and most prestigious peer reviewed scientific journals in the world. Recently, the publication’s editors issued a letter scorching Facebook for one of it’s so-called fact-checking affiliated organizations saying that they are inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible.
The BMJ was concerned about internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails leaked to them by an employee who had worked for a Pfizer subcontractor during the company’s COVID-19 vaccine trials. The editors state the materials revealed a host of poor clinical trial research practices occurring at Ventavia that could impact data integrity and patient safety.
However, after the BMJ published it’s findings, its readers reported problems attempting to share the article on Facebook which was traced to one of the social media company’s partners, Lead Stories, that fact-checked the BMJ findings. The journal states they reached out to Lead Stories but the outlet refused to correct their mistake that resulted in the article being flagged as a hoax alert.
However, despite their claims to be guardians of truth, in a recent court case with journalist John Stossel suing the company in federal court, Facebook admitted in their brief that their fact-checks are nothing more than statements of opinion. None the less, the fact checks still go on as if they are accepted as truth but are nothing more than acts of censorship directed at political opponents of Facebook and the leftist political establishment they’re allied with.