George Soros Funding Facebook’s New “Fake News Fact Checking” Group

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or if you haven’t had any access to television, radio, or the Internet, then by now you’ve certainly heard all the fuss liberals and the mainstream media are making about what they are calling “fake news.” All we’ve heard about since Hillary’s shocking loss, is how “fake news” cannot be allowed to spread.

Just so there’s no confusion, reporting that “Michael Brown had his hands up in the international signal for surrender when he was shot” was NOT fake news. Also, just to be clear, it was NOT “fake news” to report that a YouTube video was the catalyst responsible for the deadly attacks on Benghazi.

The same goes for repeatedly telling the American public, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” That too was NOT “fake news.” Lastly, who can forget the “possible black hole” CNN reported that might have opened up (in earth’s atmosphere), and been responsible for the disappearance of flight MH370?

In a world where down is now up, up is now down, and dogs and cats live together happily ever after, nothing needs to be done to curb the spread of any that nonsense, however there does need to be a speech police for Internet put in place to make sure crazy conservatives aren’t spreading anything that liberals might deem as “fake.” Who better to do that, than the completely unbiased George Soros, and one of his many far-left outfits right?

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In the video below, I review several stories about George Soros that should scare the heck out of all Americans, not the least of which is how back in September Soros said that Western society must fall before One World Government can be established. That’s exactly who we need acting as the arbiter of free speech right?

And it gets worse…

Zero Hedge Reports:

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.

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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?

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

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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.”

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost

Michael is a member of the fast growing un-silent American majority that is sick of the insanity going on in this country right now. He has been accused of being vitriolic, bombastic, sarcastic to the extreme, and probably worse behind his back. Michael is sick of being branded a right wing-extremist, racist, homophobe, warmonger, or whatever other asinine adjectives Liberal Progressives have for the words COMMON SENSE these days. Michael is also a blogger at The Last Great Stand and an Attorney.

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  • TonysTake ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

    Soros the whore has one foot in the grave. We should help get him all the way in.

  • Steve Underwood

    Tjhe fox watching the fox watching the hen house ?

  • The Ghost

    Every time the Government or a large company tries to control our speech, Boycott the manner in which they try to censor us. In this present case in Germany and here in the United States we all must boycott “Facebook” (aka Fakebook).

    In the case of Fakebook you can use a new uncensored facebook-type social media called Seen.Life (https://seen.life/) and instead of Twitter , use Gab (https://gab.ai)

    We can’t let the Socialist Lefttards control our Conservative News and slam their real Fake News down out throats.
    Notice that not one Mainstream paper or “journalist” even bothered to question or investigate the criminal actions revealed in the Podesta email dump or the Project Veritas videos or question those principles like Podesta or Clinton about their evil and criminal behaviour.

    Not one major Mainstream Media “journalist” even let their readers know the lastest news about the Obama forged Birth Certificate, whereas if the story was about Donald Trump or any Conservative, they would leave no stone unturned to constantly publish any dirt they could find or manufacture ad nauseum.
    But when Obama or Clinton or any lying demoncrap do something really wrong or criminal, it is never reported.

    Boycott the Mainstream Media until they fail. Use other decent news services owned by honest and patriotic Americans !!!
    P.S. At least InfoWars tells the truth about these ‘Fake” politicians and “Mainstream Fake News”. They present the facts, not in the glossy expensive sets with brainless, brainwashed TV model types. Alex Jones is a Patriot to his last molecule and may be too passionate for these LeftTard folks but you get all the real news from him, Breibart, Drudge Report without fear or censorship of the Left Wing Lying Socialists.

  • Truth

    CENSORSHIP……..

  • Soros is still a worthless NAZI, Communist turd, a leftover from WW2 in his native
    Hungary, where he joined a group of NAZI thugs to evict JEWS from their homes and
    confiscated their property for Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. My question is, why
    hasn’t this worthless, effn NAZI turd, the global community agitator, been arrested,
    sentenced and confined. This NAZI turd is the ramrod of “THE NEW WORLD ORDER,”
    and in essence, he is the real POTUS, as ramrod of “THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT.”
    Does anyone believe that this worthless Black turd of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of a
    Muslim POTUS, is the actual POTUS? Guess again. None of these worthess, wealthy
    turds, would ever trust a Black/Muslim to maintain the power of POTUS? Soros is this
    worthless Black POS’s boss, whom is using the power of the presidency to further his
    policies of “THE NEW WORLD ORDER,” while at the same time, this Black turd of a
    POTUS is the leader of “THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.” The inauguration of Donald
    Trump cannot come soon enough. Both Soros and this Black turd of a POTUS, are
    effn Communists, along with Hillary Rotten Clinton, whom is on the same page as the
    Muslim Brotherhood.