InfoWars reporter tries to 'fact check' claim that Facebook is a private company -- and gets utterly humiliated
InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver (Screen cap).

InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver on Tuesday publicly humiliated herself by botching the basic terminology of economics journalism to try to claim Facebook is a public utility.


After Facebook axed Jones' Facebook page this week, Weaver and other InfoWars supporters have tried to claim that this amounts to an unconstitutional violation of the website's free speech.

The flaw in this argument is that Facebook is a privately run company that can make decisions about whether to give individual media outlets a platform -- and the Constitution clearly states only that the government cannot do anything to restrict free speech.

Weaver, however, thinks that she has found a loophole by noting that Facebook is a publicly traded company -- which means, in her estimation, that it is publicly owned.

"Dear Libtards who think Facebook is a privately owned business," she writes on Twitter. "There's a thing called fact-checking. Facebook is a public business that's publicly traded. Using that argument to justify banning Alex Jones doesn't work."

Being publicly traded simply means that the company's shares are traded by shareholders on the open market, not that the company itself is owned by the general public.

Weaver's followers hilariously corrected her in their replies -- check out the top responses below.