George Soros and other liberal billionaires funding PC police crackdown of “fake news” on Facebook
By Julio Severo
Facebook has announced it will empower several liberal organizations, including Snopes, an organization with a clear left-wing bias, to police “fake news” and determine what news stories being shared on Facebook are real, and which should be flagged as fake.
“If the fact checking organizations identify a story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why,” said Facebook VP Adam Mosseri.
Facebook has basically empowered a bunch of highly partisan left-wing mainstream media outlets to bury so-called “fake news” on its news feed, a move that clearly opens the door for the outright censorship of conservative content and opinion.
Billionaire Hillary donor George Soros is among a line-up of wealthy liberal figures who will fund Facebook’s fake news fact checker.
Soros’s Open Society Foundation is listed among organizations which are backing the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN), the body tasked with flagging bogus news stories to social media users, on its website.
Soros, a staunch Democrat who tried to block George W. Bush’s campaign in 2004, has given $25million to Hillary.
Other donors involved in the new fact checking feature include eBay founder Pierre Omidyar who has committed more than $30million to the Clintons and their “charities.”
Google, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy are also funding IFCN.
Conservative commentators criticize that the new fact checking feature will be biased towards left-wing causes and could interfere with the social media feeds of millions of voters.
The feature, announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday night, will flag any stories which have been “disputed by a 3rd party” before users attempt to share them and prohibit the promotion of any fake stories.
The third parties include, for the U.S.: ABC News, AP, Climate Feedback, Factcheck.org, PolitiFact, Snopes and The Washington Post Fact Checker. For Brazil: Agência Lupa and Agência Pública – Truco.
For Russia, there is no representative, and it is thought that Ukraine will decide which Russian information or view is correct.
Ukrainian groups at International Fact Checking Network include: FactCheck-Ukraine and VoxUkraine. Will IFCN, with its Ukrainian groups, filter or block Russian information? Soros was instrumental in the successful Ukrainian coup and, unsuccessfully, tried destabilize the Putin administration in Russia. Soros still keeps control in Ukraine.
In news about Russia and Putin, will Soros-controlled Ukrainian views be given priority?
When Hillary Clinton was defeated on November 9, Soros regrouped with other Democrat mega-donors to discuss how they could “take back power” from Donald Trump. Their strategy seems to be to weaken conservative influence on Facebook.
Infowars, a staunchly Republican site, was among the first to condemn the added feature and question the trustworthiness of the “third party” checkers.
“The ‘fact checkers’ that will bury ‘fake news’ on Facebook are just a bunch of mainstream news outlets. This is about silencing competition,” said Infowars’ Paul Watson.
Meanwhile the FrontPage Magazine said the move should make conservatives re-consider using Facebook at all. FrontPage said,
In essence, Facebook is giving the partisan left free space on conservative news links. It’s also allowing them to undermine a conservative link while promoting their own agenda.
It’s not quite censorship, but the partnership with left-wing partisan “checkers” helps move it to the next step of barring sites outright. For the moment, Facebook has decided that you shouldn’t just be able to share links to what you're interested in without the left getting a say.
This is yet another reason for conservatives to rethink being on Facebook.
With information from DailyMail, Infowars and WorlNetDaily.
Portuguese version of this article: George Soros e outros bilionários esquerdistas estão financiando repressões politicamente corretas contra “notícias falsas” no Facebook
Source: Last Days Watchman
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