George Soros linked group to help Facebook flag ‘fake news’
As if it were not bad enough that Facebook (which was hiding conservative stories during the election) was going to use left-leaning Snopes, PolitiFact, and ABC to start flagging so-called “fake news” we are now learning that a George Soros linked group is behind some of the funding for the effort.
Here is more:
The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders.
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles.
IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Poynter’s IFCN is also funded by the Omidyar Network, which is the nonprofit for liberal billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on numerous projects and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.
What else needs to be said here? I am sure this is going to be on the level…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium