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George Soros and Bill Gates Exposed as the Force Behind Facebook’s New ‘Fake News’ Detector

After controversy erupted over Facebook’s plan to use left-leaning, liberal fact-checking organizations to flag “disputed” news — as part of the wholly vapid and unnecessary war on “fake news” — additional information has emerged that won’t quell the public’s misgivings on the situation. Billionaire globalist George Soros is among several liberal ‘luminaries’ funding the social media platform’s latest foray into soft censorship of dissent.

On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the plan to combat fake news — incidentally, an issue he wasn’t concerned about until the left establishment applied pressure — but was met with consternation and outrage from constitutional rights advocates, alternative media, and right-leaning media for the singular viewpoint of the ostensible fact-checking organizations.

Indeed, Facebook’s announcement it would use third-party fact-checkers from the ‘trusted’ Poynter Institute should have sounded even louder alarm bells, as Poynter receives funding from Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Google, the Craig Newmark Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Omidyar Network, and other extreme left groups.

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar has donated over $30 million to the Clintons and their charities; the Gates have given the Clinton Foundation no less than $25 million; and the loathed George Soros — who donated an unprecedented $27 million to defeat George W. Bush in 2004 — reportedly spent over $25 million on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats this election cycle.

In short, these entities who will be deeming articles legitimate or “disputed” are anything but unbiased. As the Ron Paul Institute notes:

“Never fear. A group of selfless and unbiased philanthropists have stepped forward to offer millions of dollars to assist these ‘fact-checkers’ in their efforts to ferret out and disappear anything they determine to be ‘fake news.’ It seems rather curious, however, that these donors are all in fact in one way or other completely beholden to Hillary Clinton and the left-interventionists of the Democratic Party.”

As admittedly right-slanted Breitbart pointed out, “On Monday, just days before the announcement of the Facebook partnership, Poynter issued a press release revealing that Newmark donated $1 million to the group to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics.”

That press release states:

“The gift will support a five-year program at Poynter that focuses on verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism. It’s the largest donation Poynter’s ever received from an individual foundation.

“The Newmark Chair will expand on Poynter’s teaching in journalism ethics and develop certification programs for journalists that commit to ethical decision-making practices. The faculty member will also organize an annual conference on ethics issues at Poynter and be a regular contributor to Poynter.org.”

Ferreting out dis- and misinformation has little, if anything, to do with actual dis- and misinformation, and everything to do with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment’s disgust with Donald Trump and their losing election campaign.

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Zuckerberg’s plan will at first entail fact-checking by Politifact, Snopes, FactCheck.org, the Associated Press, and ABC News, with the option to rope more outlets into the effort in the future.  But as the Ron Paul Institute reports, the bias in these groups — and their penchant for reporting false information — is astonishing:

“One problem: these organizations themselves are among the biggest purveyors of real fake news! PolitiFact has a whole website dedicated to exposing the organization’s biases. The popular site Snopes is in fact run by a husband and wife out of their home in California. Neither have any background in research or investigative techniques — they just use Google to make their determinations. As for AP and ABC News — they are mainstream media outlets with no clean hands when it comes to propagating fake stories. In fact the Associated Press has a long history of coordinating with governments to produce fake news.

“Political fact checking is not a science. On the contrary, more often than not it carries with it all the biases of any hyper-partisan organization.”

That point should not be overlooked — because as Facebook claims to be combating ‘fake news,’ employing organizations like the Open Society Foundations, Snopes, Google, and, particularly, Politifact in the plan evince the underlying motivation to further an establishment-left agenda — not combat actual, false reports, at all.

In fact, by using the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) — funded by the Poynter Institute, and thus Soros, Gates, and the others — Zuckerberg is committing to liberal bias in Facebook newsfeeds and foregoing the last shreds of open idea-sharing the platform originally claimed to embrace.

Although the left often downplays the role Soros plays in global events, his alleged fingerprints in the affairs of nations from the Ukraine to Macedonia to the United States show little more than a pattern of self-interest and profiteering disguised as concern for the public interest.

“Soros has earned his megafortune in part by short selling currencies and causing economic crises. He is credited with breaking the pound on September 16, 1992 in a day that became known in Britain as ‘Black Wednesday.’ He reportedly made $1.2 billion from that crisis.  In 2002, he was convicted for insider trading,” Breitbart’s Aaron Klein reports.

With clear favoritism for the left now on display, many conservative press organizations and alternative media outlets, whose bias largely doesn’t represent a particular ideology, have begun discussing leaving Facebook for any social media platform whose running modus operandi refuses censorship of any stripe.

It would behoove the U.S. populace to recognize the war against ‘fake news’ has nothing at all to do with actual fabricated reports and everything to do with funneling thought into one, accepted frame — that of the Democratic establishment.

Facebook, Soros, the Gates’, and Clintonites are trying to make acceptable the idea of spoon-feeding information, and the packaged narrative of news being somehow ‘fake’ does the job handily.

But losing the choice to view competing and sometimes unpleasant viewpoints is the steepest price to pay for the convenience of not being tasked with researching items on your own — and it’s the slipperiest of slopes in an increasingly authoritarian State.

  • Di

    Oh, great, the vacine king and the slave master.

  • skyp0ckets

    fox guarding the hen house. I saw so much biased ‘news’ coming from some of the soros funded organizations it wasn’t funny. All promoted by ‘liberal’ people that I thought were more capable of doing some research. I don’t even like to refer to Soros, Clintons, etc. as being liberal, but liberal has become a derogatory term, confusing neo-liberalism with progressiveness. They are anything but progressive,trying desperately to hold on to the old oligarchical regime.

    • Yahcob Shalom

      Wake up already you stupid demon #$%^!

      • skyp0ckets

        get closer so I can projectile some split pea soup on you

      • Zaphod Braden

        There was NO holocaust — if there had been Israel & Jews everywhere would be DEMANDING George Soros be HANGED. Soros’ multi $BILLION fortune was started on supposedly stolen Jewish property, and yet NOT A PEEP out of Israel?! Why are janitors and clerks persecuted but Soros walks free and BRAGS about it!? No demands Soros’ money be turned over to holocaust survivors? ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUDmLCkgNc
        in 1944, 14-year-old George Soros went to work for the invading Nazis. It is said that until the end of the war in 1945, he worked with a government official, helping him confiscate property from the local Jewish population. In an 1998 interview with 60 Minutes, Soros described the year of German occupation as “the happiest time in my life.”
        This is the face of pure evil… and with whom the Democrat party has aligned itself. George Soros Says He Feels No Remorse For Collaborating With Nazis During WWII to Send His Fellow Jews to the Death Camps, Steal Their Property…: — viaOttawa Sun, Billionaire George Soros has made a living wrecking the lives of others. ”
        For full article see here: http://www.itmakessenseblog.Com/2011/01/28/george-soros-says-he-feels-no-remorse-for-collaborating-with-nazis-during-wwii-to-send-his-fellow-jews-to-the-death-camps-steal-their-property/ He led Nazis to Jews who were hiding , and or, had assumed non-Jewish identities. The mere fact that he assisted them is proof enough. He has admitted it with no regrets.

        • Inretrospect

          Good overview, ZB.

          “Truth lives a wretched life, but always survives a lie. ~ Anonymous

    • jean boyd

      Thank you skyp0ckets for highlighting the point that Soros, Clinton etc, and many others are being labeled liberal or to the left. There is nothing liberal about them. Surely liberals and progressives used to be something very different.

  • veroniquepalmer

    And it’s the slipperiest of slopes in an increasingly authoritarian WORLD – not state. This is a global issue.

  • Nam Marine

    How come Soros is not in jail ?

  • Alleged Comment

    It’s really funny. As soon as they become RICH or POWERFUL YOU have to be controlled. Don’t they ever think that maybe they should be the ones that are controlled?

  • Dani Harlow

    People should come together as a non profit group formed by ALL beliefs to create a site where the PUBLIC fact checks the news. A site that is understood to be a place to call out our worlds political parties, mainstream and independent news outlets. A site where it is understood that inflammatory language not condoned. To be understood that such words are Used for the sake of sensationalizing and creating scintillation and preying on the fears that ALL human beings have in order to distort, decieve and manipulate. To be understood That such language is what gives these crooked and self serving power abusers what they want. Dissent among the masses.
    A site where by creating an account you understand that this is not an act to suppress any of your amendments , but instead as a way to ensure that whatever decision or opinion you make is not based on someone’s autocratic spin on a world event.
    A site where how ANYONE, no matter how you feel or your preference of race, religion, politcal, sexual preference or other self identifying values, are in fact irrelevant to content that’s posted.
    Where there’s another SEPERATE page dedicated to people being able to vent their opinions about what they’ve discovered.
    There are enough hacker and computer savy people to do this.
    If we can just manage to understand it’s okay to feel differently. That hate and the automatic dissmisal of any other view points that conflict with yours is exactly what ‘they’ have been grooming ‘us’ for.
    I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m just someone who wants information. Real information that can’t be twisted because EVERYONE will be researching the same things. Imagine how much harder it will be To get away with producing fake misleading and antagonizing news if millions of people who don’t share any affiliations stop the hyperbole and defamation.
    I’m not touting a hippy regime either. Just one place where ‘you’ put aside your beliefs for the sake of saving ‘your/OUR’ right to make informed and conciencious decisions on THIS planets future.

  • Dani Harlow

    People should come together as a non profit group formed by ALL beliefs to create a site where the PUBLIC fact checks the news. A site that is understood to be a place to call out our worlds political parties, mainstream and independent news outlets. A site where it is understood that inflammatory language not condoned. To be understood that such words are Used for the sake of sensationalizing and creating scintillation and preying on the fears that ALL human beings have in order to distort, decieve and manipulate. To be understood That such language is what gives these crooked and self serving power abusers what they want. Dissent among the masses.
    A site where by creating an account you understand that this is not an act to suppress any of your amendments , but instead as a way to ensure that whatever decision or opinion you make is not based on someone’s autocratic spin on a world event.
    A site where how ANYONE, no matter how you feel or your preference of race, religion, politcal, sexual preference or other self identifying values, are in fact irrelevant to content that’s posted.
    Where there’s another SEPERATE page dedicated to people being able to vent their opinions about what they’ve discovered.
    There are enough hacker and computer savy people to do this.
    If we can just manage to understand it’s okay to feel differently. That hate and the automatic dissmisal of any other view points that conflict with yours is exactly what ‘they’ have been grooming ‘us’ for.
    I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m just someone who wants information. Real information that can’t be twisted because EVERYONE will be researching the same things. Imagine how much harder it will be To get away with producing fake misleading and antagonizing news if millions of people who don’t share any affiliations stop the hyperbole and defamation.
    I’m not touting a hippy regime either. Just one place where ‘you’ put aside your beliefs for the sake of saving ‘your/OUR’ right to make informed and conciencious decisions on THIS planets future.

    • Dani Harlow

      Sorry about the repeat post

  • boxer7

    Jews. ALL OF THEM!

  • Patricia Harrington

    I am subscribing to CRTV for my news and eliminating the joke of Facebook too.

  • Stone Pillow

    I find it ironic that this site only allows comments through corp controlled messaging.

    I know its a pain in the ass, but consider an open source alternative on commenting.

    And while you are at it consider actually making a change yourself, this very day.

    Why don’t you help lead facebook prisoners to
    freedom?

    Get off facebook, they censor you, use this, you can still
    contact fb people, but you are in control

    http://friendica.com/

    Same with search, get off (do no evil) google, P2P is the future
    brothers and sisters

    http://yacy.net/en/index.html

    Control your data, not dead (corps) corpse

  • BadClown

    Just relax! Peoples what thinks stuff is REAL gets upset REAL EASY. Peoples what knows it’s all fake has all the fun. So just relax…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4SAQhHnbe0

  • Katalin Hosseinian

    All this millions from Stalinist, Leninist, Trockiist, Hitlerist donors to foundtauins! Huh! Not enough that pushed us into poverty, now they want to shot our mouths too!! Disgusting! I just talked to a friend,that 40 years ago no matter how heavy boozer was some one, what a chain smoker some was, those things they loved to do never put them into poverty! Now is any has leisure habits like this dump them to the poorhouse! Must ho to welfare! Damn! In minimum wage me and my husbands were smokers in the seventies, we had parties on weekends, wine liqueur as flowing, feast and we still could putt aside 1/4 of our paycheck! Watch idiots! Hitler was a Social Democrat, so all communist countries. Social as word stinks all over. This mega-millionaires become like this on political BULLSHIT and agendas! I just checked all evangelist who was in politics before has 10x more wealth than those who were only in church business. Bill Gate and his wife both disgusting wormits, into population control, and all murderous things you can imagine! They suck our blood slowly, gradually, introduced psychology what is bullshit it self and convince us that horrible things are good for us. Now they are up with the fake news bullshit! In a free country, as set in our Constitution let us decide our self what we see fake! A criminal like Hilary Clinton blame fake news for her falling instead look into her horror track! Those crook, liberal unmoral beside her are partners in crime, so naturally will support her! They kingdom depend on it!