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Republican State Rep. Steve Holt had one of his Facebook posts “fact-checked” for “missing context” on Wednesday. Holt shared the following post:

The “context missing” is that Republicans are mischaracterizing the proposed financial reporting requirement.

Holt is the chairman of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee, which has held at least one committee hearing on a bill addressing Big Tech censorship.

Holt said in all of the years he’s had a Facebook campaign page, he has never had a post deleted, but several have been “fact-checked.”

“I believe that sometimes their fact checks are not accurate, and it is a dangerous place to be when a social media platform decides to try and be the purveyors of truth for its members, particularly when the fact-checkers can sometimes have a political agenda.

“I believe we must have a serious discussion in this country as to the power of social media and the reality that in today’s world social media platforms have come to be what has traditionally been called ‘the public square.’ The challenge is how best to regulate it.”

A bill addressing Big Tech censorship passed through the Iowa Senate earlier this year, but it stalled in the Iowa House.

Author: Jacob Hall