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Saturday, December 17, 2016

George Soros Is Funding Facebook's "Third-Party Fact Checking" Organization Targeting "Fake News"

George Soros Is Funding Facebook's "Third-Party Fact Checking" Organization Targeting "Fake News"
Behind almost every liberal crusade of the past several decades, from the blocking of voter ID laws to the Syrian refugee crisis, there has been one man quietly pulling the puppet strings from the background: George Soros.  So imagine our complete shock when we discovered Soros to be the financing source behind Facebook's "third-party fact checking" organization retained to flag, and thus eliminate, "fake news."


Just yesterday, Facebook posted the following press release to their website detailing their plans to use a "third-party fact checking organization," known as The Poynter Institute, to flag "fake news."  The role of the "fact checkers" will be to review news stories and flag anything they deem to be "fake" so that it can be deprioritized on Facebook's news feed.
FaceBook

Of course, that raises any number of questions including what will be deemed to be "fake news" (e.g. will dissenting opinions be deemed "fake") and who exactly gets to oversee such a powerful position that basically has been given carte blanche to censor media outlets of their choosing?  Surely such an organization would have to be an extremely transparent, publicly funded, bi-partisan group, right?
Well, not so much apparently.  A quick review of Poynter's website reveals that the organization is funded by the who's who of leftist billionaires including George Soros' Open Society Foundations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar's Omidyar Network.  Well that seem fairly bipartisan, right?   
Poynter

But don't worry, Poynter would like to assure you that they're committed to "nonpartisan and transparent fact-checking."
Poynter

Of course, as Fox News pointed out back in 2011, it was Poynter that taught a "journalism" class that urged journalists to downplay the threat of terrorist organizations by comparing death tolls of terrorist attacks to those associated with malaria and HIV/AIDS. 
But to illustrate this point, the course references the number of people killed by various causes, implicitly suggesting journalists change the way they report on jihad-related deaths.

"Of the hundreds of murders that occur each day, journalists are far more likely to report on jihad-related incidents than other violence. As a result, news consumers have developed a skewed impression of the prevalence of jihad, relative to other forms of conflict. Context is essential in covering this global story in a way that does not amplify fears of jihad," the course says.

The Poynter course estimates jihad groups have killed about 165,000 people over the past four decades, mostly in Iraq. It notes the biggest toll in the United States was the approximately 3,000 killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

"To give those numbers some context, the FBI reports that approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. are murdered each year. All around the world, more than half a million people are murdered annually, according to the World Health Organization," the course says. "At its peak, jihad organizations have accounted for less than 2 percent of this toll -- in most years, they account for well under 1 percent. (A half-million individuals die each year from nutritional deficiencies, more than 800,000 from malaria, and 2 million from HIV/AIDS.)"
Would that count as "advocating or taking a policy position" on an issue?
So congrats on choosing a "nonpartisan" fact checker, Mr. Zuckerberg.  We eagerly await the creation of a competitive social media outlet, one that promotes truly free and independent thought, which you have surely just spawned with the creation of your new "department of censorship."

Larry Nichols: Globalists Readying Lawsuits to Shut Down Free Press

Independent media a threat to unelected bureaucracy

Democrats, led by Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are preparing to file lawsuits against Infowars and other leaders in independent media for the bogus charges of spreading “fake news” and “inciting violence,” says former Clinton insider Larry Nichols.
“I was told that she [Pelosi] is leading the effort in Congress to put you out of business, Alex,” Nichols said on The Alex Jones Show on Thursday. “It’s not a joke, it’s not a rumor, it’s not fake news. She’s doing it.”
“She’s pulling all the strings in Congress.”

The globalists’ aim isn’t just to shut down independent media, but to co-opt the Electoral College to throw the election for Hillary, Nichols pointed out.
“They are planning on taking this election back 100% through the Electoral College,” he said. “What happens if they’re successful at flipping this election and giving it to Hillary?”
“I worry about your audience, about this movement that was behind Trump.”
“They are coming after anybody that’s against Hillary,” he added.
Electors receiving death threats – and Nancy Pelosi’s daughter admitting their plan to throw the election to Hillary at the electoral vote – shows the Democrats’ resolve to stop Donald Trump from becoming president, Nichols said.
“They’re just screaming bloody murder trying to force them [the electors],” he said. “They’re going to use every legal and illegal means possible.”
The mainstream media, which so far been unsuccessful in their bid to label independent media as “fake news,” is doubling down on its disinformation campaign to delegitimize Trump and alternative media.
“The media is working in concert to bury you,” he said. “They’re going to bury you with false articles, false headlines.”
Now that Facebook has announced their intent to “fact-check, label and bury fake news,” it’s only a matter of time until the internet becomes a communist-style online ghetto of censorship and state-run media blurbs unless patriots fight back against this assault on the First Amendment by demanding an open-sourced platform of for news and information.