Dan Bongino

Fact Check

Facebook fact-checked Dan Bongino's post linking to Dinesh D'Souza's Locals page promoting "2000 Mules" documentary: Dan Bongino posted a link to Dinesh D'Souza's Locals page, and the social media preview for the page currently promotes D'Souza's documentary film "2000 Mules." Bongino captioned his post saying: "The media/fact-checker panic over '2000 Mules' is hard evidence that the information in the movie destroys their 2020 election narratives. You’ll never look at the 2020 election the same way again after seeing the movie." Facebook fact-checkers The Associated Press, PolitiFact and Lead Stories flagged the post as "partly false information." The film examined voter fraud in the 2020 election by using geolocation data to track cell phone movement in the vicinity of voting drop boxes. All three fact-checkers argued that geolocation data can be imprecise and cannot absolutely confirm what a repeat visitor to a nearby voter dropbox did in the vicinity of the dropbox. But the fact-checkers ignored the very specific and targeted parameters for how the data was used. PolitiFact also attacked D'Souza and True the Vote, the organization that helped him research the film, and repeatedly referred to the "2000 Mules" trailer and not the actual movie. Fact-checked posts lose exposure on Facebook feeds as they are negatively affected by the platform's algorithm. According to Facebook, users fail to click through a fact-check interstitial to see the post 95% of the time

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