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Sen Hawley Says Zuckerberg Told Him There ‘Was Clearly Bias’ In The LiveAction Fact Check

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Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said Thursday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told him that a fact-checker acted in a biased way when it fact-checked a pro-life group in August.

Zuckerberg reportedly made the admission during a closed-door meeting with Hawley, who has repeatedly criticized Facebook for what he says is monopolizing user data. Hawley also said after the meeting that the company should sell off Facebook-owned Instagram, along with other entities.

“He admitted to me on the LiveAction issue … He said they made a mistake, that ‘there was clearly bias.’ Those were his words — he said there was clearly bias in the LiveAction decision, that they were wrong to have censored LiveAction,” he said, referring to his discussion with Zuckerberg about the pro-life group.

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Hawley added: “There was a problem with the supposed independent fact-checker, that he’s very concerned about it, and in his words — ‘an issue that they have struggled with for years.'” (RELATED: In Check On Live Action, Fact Checkers Cited Doctor Who Openly Spewed Hate For Anti-Abortion Groups)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Facebook provided some context to Hawley’s comment.

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