Larry Elder
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5895

Facebook fact-checks meme posted by Larry Elder: Facebook imposed a fact-check interstitial on a meme that GOP presidential candidate Larry Elder posted Apr. 26. Elder posted: "Well, she’s more articulate than John Fetterman. So, there’s that…" The post included a meme with a photo of Vice President Kamala Harris and text overlay saying "Today is today, yesterday was today yesterday. Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. So live today, so the future today will be as the past today." Facebook’s interstitial covering the meme claimed that it was "False Information." The interstitial linked to an AFP fact-check titled, “Kamala Harris video altered to add incoherent ramble.” However, the article transcribed the actual statement made by Harris, and it was also incoherent. According to Facebook, users fail to click through fact-check interstitials 95% of the time.

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