Larry Elder

Fact Check

Facebook censors Larry Elder post: Republican presidential candidate Larry Elder posted a Fox News article on his Facebook page with the headline "At least 40 babies, some beheaded, found by Israel soldiers in Hamas-attacked village." Elder added his own note to the post, saying "Hamas Kills 40 Babies in Israel Village. #StandWithIsrael." Facebook placed a fact check label on Elder's post, claiming it contained "Partly false information." The fact check label linked to an article written by Koch Fact Check headlined "Israel's claim 40 babies were 'beheaded' has no evidence." According to Facebook, user behavior is impacted by such labels, with interstitials severely limiting the reach of posts.