Free speech is under attack in this country as the mainstream media and social media giants have sounded the alarm about “fake news,” which in most cases is little more than an attack on opposing opinions.
Now we know who is financing the “fact checking” crusade by Facebook — globalist progressive billionaire financier, George Soros, among other leftists.
The so-called “International Fact-Checking Network,” is set to flag fake news on Facebook, and Soros’ Open Society Foundations have been listed as one of the sources of funding for the effort, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
Soros has given $25 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and causes close to her. Another big Clinton donor, Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, will contribute financially to the fact-checking endeavor. Omidyar has given $30 million to Clinton and the charities connected to the family.
The left-wing financing extravaganza continues with Google, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy.
After Clinton’s huge defeat, another of Soros’ organizations, a group of big money donors known as Democracy Alliance, held a meeting to regroup and figure out how to challenge Republicans in the future and “take back power,” Politico reported.
Perhaps this was one of their ideas?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the “fake news” initiative Thursday night, according to Business Insider. The initiative is set to flag stories that have been “disputed by a 3rd party” before a user shares them, in an attempt to stop these supposed “fake stories” from being promoted.
Some of these “third parties” include ABC News, Politico, Snopes and The Washington Post — tried and true media arms of the Democrat Party.
FrontPage explained that conservatives should think twice about using Facebook, according to the Daily Mail.
“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,” FrontPage explained.
Adam Mosseri, vice president of product for Facebook’s news feed, claimed that the site was only going after the “the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain,” in a blog post on Thursday.
Yeah, we’ll see about that. If they’re “clear hoaxes,” why would you need The Washington Post to fact check them?Given the sources of financing and the so-called “third party” checkers, it certainly appears that Facebook hopes to shut down conservative new media — or is at least willing to turn a blind eye to the Soros-funded leftists who will do it in the name of “truth.”
Facebook has become a “town square” of sorts, which means that while they absolutely have the right as a private company to regulate their site as they see fit, their campaign to stifle opposing views has troubling implications for the future of free speech.
It’s also shaping up to be a prime example of the intolerance of the left. We’ll see how it goes, but it doesn’t look good.
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