Southern Policy Law Center, which Fact-Checks for Facebook, Just Got Spanked
In efforts to curb "fake news," Facebook hired out fact-checking to sites like Snopes.com and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Both organizations are farther left than Nancy Pelosi's face-pre botox injection number five thousand and seventy-two. The SPLC, as they're more commonly known, just settled a lawsuit for their maligning of Muslims in their "Field Guide to Muslim Extremists."
Couldn't happen to nicer people.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. has apologized to Quilliam and its founder Maajid Nawaz for wrongly naming them in its controversial Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists. In a public statement, the SPLC’s president, Richard Cohen, explained that “Mr. Nawaz and Quilliam have made valuable and important contributions to public discourse, including by promoting pluralism and condemning both anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamist extremism.”
Now this is just my opinion, as I'm only theorizing, but perhaps SPLC didn't get their facts adequately checked when researching Maajid Nawaz for their little booklet. Or they're so focused on pushing the narrative that any critique of Islam is automatically Islamophobia, they didn't bother to read further. Pick either option, which is just my speculation, and it doesn't look good for Facebook's fact-checkers.
The SPLC also agreed to pay a $3.375 million settlement, which Quilliam and Nawaz intend to use to fund work fighting anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamist extremism.
Well, I did Google Maajid Nawaz and found this video. You tell me, does this sound like a man who hates Muslims? Because it doesn't sound like it to me.
Seems pretty level-headed. At least from perspective.
Congrats to him and his group for winning this case against the SPLC. Pushback. It works.