Fact Check

Facebook fact-checked a Brent Bozell quote about energy independence: MRC posted a graphic quoting MRC President Brent Bozell on energy independence. "One year ago, we had almost record low gasoline prices because we were energy independent," read the quote graphic. MRC captioned the post saying "Joe Biden does not want the U.S. to be energy independent. Learn more:" Facebook claimed that the post was "missing context" and cited an AFP fact-check article that conflated the term "energy independence" with "energy isolation." MRC Free Speech America's research found that other experts and even other fact-checkers openly disagreed with AFP's evaluation of energy independence.