this week, Washington Examiner Revealed “Disinformation Inc.” And how it blacklists conservative “misinformation” spreaders. These “disinformation” trackers have multiple ties to none other than liberal billionaire George Soros.
The examiner February 9 revealed that “well-meaning ‘disinformation’ tracking groups are part of a stealth operation blacklisting and trying to defund conservative media” to deprive them of advertising revenue.
The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is a left-wing British group with two US non-profit affiliates. examiner GDI has three advisory board members with ties to left-wing billionaire George Soros, according to an MRC Free Speech America study.
“The radical left knows better than anyone that the best way to undermine America and destroy freedom is to silence the voices of their opponents,” said Dan Snyder, vice president of MRC Free Speech America and MRC Business. “They masquerade as custodians of information, but we all know they’re just authoritarian thugs.”
Major advertising agencies are reportedly seeking more “guidance” to tackle perceived “confusion” online. examiner The report says so-called “neutral” groups that ad agencies turn to, however, then create “secret website blacklists” targeting conservative media. The goal is to shut down speech the groups deny, according to memos, emails and sources gathered by the agency examiner. GDI is such a powerful entity.
GDI has an advisory panel with three Soros-linked members. Advisory panel member Finn Heinrich is Director of the Europe Division for Transparency, Accountability and Participation at Soros’ Open Society Initiative. This directly makes Heinrich a flunky of Soros. GDI lists Ben Nimmo as part of the Atlantic Council on its website. His profile states that he was a non-resident senior fellow at a left-wing organization funded by Soros ( examiner He also said works for meta).
Chris Tardaguila, another GDI advisory panel member, was the former director of the Soros-funded Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network (IFCN). GDI is currently representing IFCN on its website in Tardaguilla.
Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) gave $492,000 to IFCN between 2016 and 2020, as MRC Business noted in its report: George Soros: Propaganda Powerhouse From January 2023. OSF awarded $768,085 to the Atlantic Council between 2016 and 2021.
Mike Benz, a former State Department deputy assistant for domestic communications and information policy, called the work of organizations like NewsGuard and the Soros-linked GDI “disastrous” in comments. examiner. “Ad revenue implementation crushes Sentinel like news.”[G]uard, the Global Disinformation Index, and the like have completely crippled the ability of alternative news sources to compete on a level economic playing field with CNN and affiliated media outlets like it. [T]He is the New York Times.”
MRC Free Speech America has shown time and time again how biased NewsGuard is. The rating firm rated left-leaning outlets much higher than right-leaning outlets. It prides itself on helping advertising agencies take money away from so-called “misinformation” online
And given the obvious ties to left-wing groups, it’s no surprise that “websites that the GDI ranks as ‘lowest risk’ tend to lean into news coverage — minus [T]He is the Wall Street Journal,” reports examiner.
GDI’s website claims that it aims to “remove financial incentives” to spread alleged “confusion”. It adds that its “core output” is a “dynamic exclusion list,” rating news outlets based on a supposed “risk” factor of “rumors.”
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