FACEBOOK EMPOWERS FAR-LEFT GROUP TO BURY “FAKE NEWS”
Snopes political “fact checker” is a mouthpiece for Hillary Clinton & the Democrats
Facebook has announced it will empower Snopes, an organization with a clear left-wing bias, to bury so-called “fake news” on its news feed, a move that clearly opens the door for the outright censorship of conservative content and opinion.
“To combat fake news, Facebook has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network lead by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida,” reports Business Insider.
This network will identify stories it deems to be “fake news” and then flag the URL, ensuring the story is buried in users’ news feeds and seen by significantly less people.
One of the organizations on the list tasked with burying “fake news” is Snopes, which represents a clear conflict of interest given that Snopes is clearly not impartial.
As the Daily Caller reported, Kim Lacapria, Snopes’ main political “fact checker,” describes herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal. She has previously equated Tea Party conservatives with jihadists
Lacapria “regularly plays defense for her fellow liberals,” according to Peter Hasson, and has betrayed her partisan bias on numerous occasions by defending Hillary Clinton and claiming that Orlando nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen wasn’t a Democrat when he was actually a registered Democrat.
Lacapria even denied that Facebook’s burying of trending news topics was an issue after Facebook employees admitted it was happening and Facebook subsequently vowed to change the policy.
Does this sound like someone who is impartial? Or does it sound like someone who, given the power to do so, will exercise bias by burying conservative opinion as “fake news” even when such content is perfectly legitimate?
Snopes itself is run by a left-wing couple based out of California. These are the people who will be deciding what’s “fake news” and what isn’t.
Snopes is run by a couple of far-left liberals in California.
These are the people who will be deciding what's "fake news".
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 15, 2016
The list also includes the Washington Post Fact Checker, an inclusion that will also raise concerns given that only last week the Post had to admit that it couldn’t “vouch for the validity” of a Russian propaganda blacklist that a story published by the newspaper was entirely based on.
The Post was subsequently savaged by Glenn Greenwald for promoting a “McCarthyite blacklist”.
Another name on the list of organizations that will police “fake news” for Facebook is ABC News, an outlet that still employs Brian Williams even after he spread the fake news that he was under RPG fire while helicoptering in Iraq.
Facebook has basically empowered a bunch of highly partisan left-wing mainstream media outlets to bury “fake news”.
Given that the mainstream media is distrusted by around two thirds of Americans, an image blackened further by Wikileaks revelations about innumerable journalists being in bed with the Clinton campaign, how can an institution with such low levels of trust be handed the power to flag and bury so-called “fake news” without abusing it?
Ahh, – but stupid, even if it were to be true (which it is not), the Russians DIDN’T WRITE YOUR EMAILS ..
The fake news nonsense is just another vehicle the dishonest and criminal left are using to silence critics, facts and the truth.
If we look at the issue from a place a little higher, when we look at it in a broader light and remember what happened almost 3 months ago, when Obama signed the internet away to a UN entity, we might begin to understand what is going on.
Sen. Cruz Urges Colleagues to Stop Obama’s Internet Giveaway
Democrats – Fake news
UN IPCC – Man made global warming swindle
Democrats lost the election because people had access to information and the UN IPCC has failed to impose a global tax on energy – again – because people had access to information.
Why would a Democrat (President) give away the internet to the UN? Who is the UN? Yes, mostly truth-hating, corrupt Democrats, those who aren’t are paid to shut up (USD. 100 Billion / Year – remember!?).
Control of information is key to get this socialist, global nightmare launched, with a President Trump that has to be postponed at least 4 years, but while he is President no one can stop the left imposing new policies, to start restricting the free flow of ideas to the global marketplace, as the internet is.
Will we even get to know when internet service providers starts blocking access for private citizens? When will social media start blocking individuals with the wrong political views. What about when domain hosts starts shutting down critical webpages and news-sites or risk losing their own internet access, web-domain and business?
Who will know ..?
Who’s gonna tell ..?
It’s very disappointing that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are letting themselves be used by the dishonest, criminal left like this. Time to find a new social platform, or even better, make your own. Anyone remember “My Space” – Facebook in a few years if this is allowed to continue.