The New York Post on Wednesday reported that a cottage industry of “fact checkers” and “misinformation” experts has emerged in recent years to advance the Left’s mission of silencing dissent to its agenda around the world. The funding of these organizations leads back to left-wing billionaire financier George Soros.
Via the New York Post:
Later in the year, heading into the midterms, in an open letter signed by 11 other leftist groups, the Soros-funded Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights called on Big Tech CEOs to take “immediate” action to spread so-called “voting disinformation” to “help prevent the undermining” of democracy. The signatories had received a combined $30.3 million from Soros in just a four-year period.
As the Hungarian publication Remix revealed, of the 11 Facebook-approved fact checking organizations for Central and Eastern Europe, eight were funded by Soros. As is the case for the US, these fact checking groups are largely critical of the political right.
One project of the Poynter Institute specifically, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), was launched in 2015 with its initial funding coming from the National Endowment for Democracy (backed by the US State Department), the Omidyar Network, Google, Facebook, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
“Fact checking” gives left-dominated social media companies a politically neutral pretext to censor conservative viewpoints. Facebook, for example, has admitted that fact checks, despite their pretense of impartiality and objectivity, are just opinions.