Did Facebook ban Confederate flag posts? No, that's not true: By its very existence on Facebook with the flag, this post disproves its own claim. This style of post is engineered to play on people's outrage and invites them to comment. This is a common type of "engagement-bait." This post may have a false label because it the claim the flag had been banned is false, not because the flag has been banned.
Facebook is now Banning confederate flag posts. Do you agree with their decision?
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Aug 12 14:02:45 2020 UTC)
Lead Stories has covered similar engagement-bait falsehoods designed to play on people's outrage.
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Since February 2019 we are actively part of Facebook's partnership with third party fact checkers. Under the terms of this partnership we get access to listings of content that has been flagged as potentially false by Facebook's systems or its users and we can decide independently if we want to fact check it or not. In addition to this we can enter our fact checks into a tool provided by Facebook and Facebook then uses our data to help slow down the spread of false information on its platform. Facebook pays us to perform this service for them but they have no say or influence over what we fact check or what our conclusions are, nor do they want to.)