Incoming censorship? Facebook is building a massive partnership with a left-backed organization to help its so-called COVID-19 vaccine fact-check.
Prepare for a wave of fact-checking at a level probably never seen before. “Facebook is partnering with a global nonprofit tech organization called Meedan to perform more than 80 fact checks. partner organizations training in the management of disinformation on health and vaccines ”, a spokesperson reportedly explained to Axios. The outlet later reported that “Meedan will be hosting a series of virtual training sessions between his team of doctors, scientists and other health experts and Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers on how to better spot and check the disinformation “.
Meedan, which in Arabic means “town square”, describes the organization as a “global technology not-for-profit” with “a vision for a fairer Internet”. If fair translates into liberal nonsense, the list of supporters certainly follows suit. Among them were notorious liberal organizations such as Amnesty International, the leftist network Omidyar, Soros-funded ProPublica and AJ + al Jazeera. The Omidyar Network is named after liberal megadonator and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who invested his money in both The Intercept and anti-Trump store The Bulwark.
The alleged account of Ed Bice, CEO of Meedan had “#blacklivesmatter” in the bio and tweeted liberal rhetoric like asking memes makers to target Ted Cruz, condemning “Violation of the human rights of public figures” after then-President Donald Trump was twisted, and the use of law enforcement to keep the peace amid riots somehow indicates “that justice is not done #sayhername.”
AJ +, the digital arm of the Qatari royal family Al Jazeera, has made a documentary that
“claimed that Holocaust statistics were inflated by the Zionist movement to help them establish Israel,” according to Israeli media reports. He also declared that Israel was the “greatest beneficiary” of the genocide “, according to The independent. AJ + should have removed the video after a public backlash.
Facebook has also reportedly spent tens of millions to support fact checkers. Recover the Net explained, “So far, thanks to the Facebook Journalism Project, the company has spent $ 84 million on fact-checking programs.”
Facebook is used to relying on liberal fact-checkers. RedState Management Editor Jennifer van laar reported in a June 11 Blog: “The man who worked on coronaviruses with Dr Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, ‘the batwoman’, already 2013, whose company granted $ 800,000 in funding to WIV to study bat coronaviruses from 2014 to 2019, and that served as a fact-checker on Facebook COVID, clings bitterly to the narrative that the pandemic originated in the Wuhan wet market. “
A die Members of the Board of Directors of Meedan is the former CNN bureau chief, Maria Ressa. Ressa is part of a group of left-wing activists who created a Facebook Oversight Board suitor demanding much stricter censorship for Facebook. The group burned Facebook in The New Yorker, stating: “Facebook’s algorithms promote divisive, inflammatory and extreme content; amplify disinformation and disinformation; and promote deceptive political advertising.
MRC Free Speech America gave Facebook a disgraceful rating of F on its latest Big Tech newsletter for the second quarter of the year. Facebook was forced to stop blocking content on the theory of the leaks from the Wuhan COVID-19 lab this quarter, but the platform refused to reach out to political influencers and left-wing organizations with a real track record of promoting violence.
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