For those keeping track of the ongoing saga between the New York Times and The Babylon Bee, we just chalked up a big W today, with the Times issuing a correction to one of the articles where they called us a far-right misinformation site.
As our infinitely wise and smart CEO Seth Dillon, may he live forever, reported on Twitter: "The @nytimes has responded to our demand letter by removing defamatory statements about us from their article. Here's their email to our counsel notifying us of the correction."
This is a big deal. The way fact-checkers, social media, and the corporate press are all intertwined, getting labeled as misinformation by big newspapers can be grounds for social media to censor us. To have a big name like the NYT issue a correction and backpedal on calling us misinformation should be a warning shot for all the other players in media not to throw labels out like that willy-nilly.
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