MRC's Catherine Salgado

Fact Check

Facebook slaps a fact-check on MRC Free Speech America's Catherine Salgado's article citing doctor who  claimed COVID-19 vaccines were causing a "genocide" of babies: Facebook slapped a fact-check on a Substack article posted by MRC Free Speech America staff writer Catherine Salgado citing feminist Dr. Naomi Wolf. Wolf reportedly said that the COVID-19 vaccines were causing a "genocide" of babies. Wolf's comments, published on her own Substack, were as follows: "The truth is: I’ve been rendered almost speechless — or the literary equivalent of that — because recently I’ve had the unenviable task of trying to announce to the world that indeed, a genocide — or what I’ve called, clumsily but urgently, a ‘baby die-off’ — is underway." Facebook notified Salgado that it "added a notice to your post" claiming that "[i]independent fact-checkers reviewed the information and said it was false." Facebook linked out to a fact-check by Health Feedback headlined, "Large-scale studies have found that COVID-19 vaccination doesn’t increase the risk of negative pregnancy outcomes, contrary to claim by Naomi Wolf." Posts that have been fact-checked lose exposure on Facebook as they are negatively affected by the platform's algorithm.