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Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.
WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA.
NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum.
Parry notes that CIA director William Casey helped establish NED as a “U.S. government-funded organization” to “support groups inside foreign countries that would engage in propaganda [ie fake news] and political action that the CIA had historically organized and paid for covertly”, including “regime change”. At the time of the group’s creation, Casey ensured that “the language barring the participation of CIA personnel” was “struck from the bill”.
Blum further notes that “Allen Weinstein, who helped draft the legislation establishing NED, declared in 1991: ‘A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.’”
“an American businessman” (Arthur Blank, worth over $3 billion)
US “businessman and media mogul” Roy H. Park (“known for creating the Duncan Hines brand of packaged food products and for his television/radio/newspaper conglomerate”)
“American business magnate” Bill Gates (worth over $80 billion)
eBay founder, Nevada resident and billionaire Pierre Omidyar, who has also started The Intercept
Hungarian-American “business magnate” and “political activist” George Soros (worth over $20 billion)
Google, which Wikileaks has illustrated is a virtual arm of the US government, and which research by respected psychologist Robert Epstein determined was attempting to influence the election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
It remains to be seen how effective Google’s new policy on fake news will be in practice. The policy will rely on a combination of automated and human reviews to help determine what is fake. Although satire sites like The Onion are not the target of the policy, it is not clear whether some of them, which often run fake news stories written for humorous effect, will be inadvertently affected by Google’s change.
Roy Hampton Park (15 September 1910 – 25 October 1993) was an American media executive and entrepreneur. He is known for creating the Duncan Hines brand of packaged food products, and for his television/radio/newspaper conglomerate, Park Communications. He created the Park Foundation, which has funded many programs in his name at Ithaca College, Cornell University, and North Carolina State University. Contents [hide] 1 Biography 2 Duncan Hines 3 Park Communications 4 Other 5 Philanthropy 6 References
Since 2010, Omidyar has been involved in online journalism as the head of investigative reporting and public affairs news service Honolulu Civil Beat. In 2013, he announced that he would create and finance First Look , a journalism venture to include Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill.[7
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
Will they never learn? LIBERTY seeking folks will always find a way to connect and disseminate information..
So FB, Twitter, Google Youtube et al so called kings of social media implement CONTROL...
New venues will surface, who don't suppress opposing views under the guise of FAKE NEWS...
ATS has been very selective in which sites repeatedly push "sensationalized" FAKE info that are singled out... I don't have a single issue with what destinations this site has relegated to the hoax forum.... those folks earned that distinction...
What the Large Social Media and MSM are attempting is irresponsible... and those social media venues will pay the price..
If you own stock in them, it may be time to SELL SELL SELL...