Economist Critiques Facebook for Fact-Checking Definition of Recession

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Economist Phillip Magness slammed Facebook for fact-checking his definition of recession. Magness, a senior research fellow with the American Institute of Economic Research, said, “Economists have typically defined this term as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth.” Then he added, “And yet, just sharing that caused Facebook to flag it and put a fact-check notice on my page.” Magness also called out Facebook fact-checkers for aligning themselves with Biden’s agenda.