"Former TV Host Sues Facebook Over Climate Fact Checks"

"A former Fox Business News host who works with climate denial groups is suing Facebook Inc. for fact-checking his global warming videos.

John Stossel claimed that Facebook defamed him and harmed him financially, “including in the form of reduced distribution of his reporting, reduced viewership, and reduced profits from advertising revenue from viewership,” according to the lawsuit filed in federal court.

Stossel has posted a number of videos on Facebook that raise doubts about climate change and promote conservative causes. He is seeking more than $2 million in damages because the fact checks “exposed him to hatred, contempt, ridicule, and/or shame, and discouraged others from associating or dealing with him,” according to the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. "

Scott Waldman reports for E&E News September 28, 2021.

Source: E&E News, 09/28/2021