Nikki Haley

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Facebook censors Nikki Haley after she posted a screenshot of Lila Rose reporting on Colorado's radical abortion law: Nikki Haley posted screenshot of one of Lila Rose's tweets on her Facebook page. The tweet read "BREAKING: Colorado Governor Jared Polis has just signed into law a bill legalizing abortions through all nine months, up until the moment of birth." Haley captioned the tweet, saying "It's horrifying that Colorado's Governor, Jared Polis just signed one of the most extreme and cruel abortion laws in the world. Praying for the babies and their mothers who need to know there are so many other options." Facebook used fact-checks from PolitiFact and Lead Stories to flagg the post as "missing context." Lead Stories argued that Rose's tweet implied that the Colorado law is a new law. Colorado previously had no laws restricting abortion at any gestational age, so Lead Stories argued that the law merely codified the state's existing policy on abortion. A second fact-checker, PolitiFact, clarified that "The Reproductive Health Equity Act that [Colorado Governor] Polis signed into law this week affirms an individual’s right to contraceptives and an abortion. It says that a government entity may not 'deny, restrict, interfere with or discriminate against an individual’s fundamental right to use or refuse contraception or to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion.'" 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