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  • Washington Post quietly ‘updates’ Hunter Biden laptop story after Devon Archer testimony

    08/09/2023 2:00:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/09/2023 | Josh Christenson
    The Washington Post’s fact-checking department has yet again quietly updated — rather than corrected — its most-read story, which contained glaring errors about first son Hunter Biden’s laptop and an infamous dinner involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi. Glenn Kessler, the paper’s chief fact-checker, has made six updates and authored an entirely new article about The Post’s bombshell reports in October 2020 and May 2021 that revealed Hunter Biden introduced his father to Pozharskyi at Café Milano in Georgetown months after joining the natural gas firm’s board. The initial fact check relied on statements from Andrew...
  • The UN’s New Fact-Checking System Called “iVerify” Will Be Used To Crack Down On “Misinformation” All Over The World

    06/22/2023 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 6/19/23 | Michael Snyder
    Our world is becoming a creepier place with each passing day. Most of us just want to live our lives in peace without excessive governmental interference, but unfortunately the control freaks that are running things just can’t help themselves. Ultimately, they aren’t going to be happy until they are able to watch, track, monitor and control virtually everything that we write, say and do. This is one of the big reasons why they are gearing up to introduce “central bank digital currencies” all over the western world. Such digital currencies will make it much easier for them to control us...
  • Landmark Study Vindicates Everyone Who Touted Natural Immunity to COVID-19

    02/17/2023 8:54:09 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Red State. ^ | February 17, 2023 | Bonchie
    We are going to need a new industry that simply spends its time fact-checking the so-called “fact-checkers.” That’s the story after a new landmark study published in The Lancet offered vindication to everyone who touted natural immunity to COVID-19 as an alternative to vaccination. For years, the powers that be, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House, and the press, dismissed the idea of taking natural immunity into account when debating vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. They were wrong, so much so that even the mainstream media are having to admit it. ... This study also puts to rest another...
  • Report: George Soros Funds Global ‘Fact Checking’ Empire

    01/26/2023 6:43:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2023 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Over the past few years, a cottage industry of “fact checkers” and “misinformation” experts has emerged to advance the left’s mission of silencing dissent to its agenda around the world. Analysis of the funding of these organizations leads back to a familiar figure: left-wing billionaire George Soros. The New York Post broke down the trail of Soros dollars linking a global network of organizations intent on suppressing and discrediting conservative voices online. 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...
  • Documents Reveal Secret Twitter Portal US Government Used to Censor COVID-19 Content..Elon Musk calls it 'extremely concerning'

    12/16/2022 12:07:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | By Patricia Tolson December 15, 2022 Updated: December 16, 2022
    New documents reveal how the United States government used a secret Twitter portal to censor COVID-19 content that contradicted the government’s narrative. In its ongoing probe into Twitter’s censorship practices, America First Legal has obtained a fourth set of documents (pdf) exposing a secret Twitter portal, which U.S. government officials used to censor dissenting COVID-19 views in violation of the First Amendment. It’s a revelation Elon Musk described as “extremely concerning.” The documents reveal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was collaborating with UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and Mafindo to mitigate “disinformation.” Mafindo is a Facebook...
  • Dems Blame Moderators [semi-satire]

    10/17/2022 10:42:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 October 2022 | John Semmens
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich) blamed their lackluster performances in two separate debates this week on the debate moderators. During her debate with Whitmer, Republican challenger Tudor Dixon argued that “I am merely trying to call attention to the gap between the Governor’s 2018 pre-election promises and her performance in office. Rather than keeping the people safe from criminals she wants to disarm law-abiding gun owners. While rioting in America’s streets over the death of George Floyd was killing people and destroying property the Governor said she supported the ‘spirit’ of the defund the police movement.”...
  • Biden’s lies and outright fabrications are constantly dismissed, downplayed and softened by media

    10/13/2022 5:51:02 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 13, 2022 | Brian Flood, Nikolas Lanum
    The media has long downplayed and softened President Biden’s decades-long history of falsehoods, as most recently evidenced by a euphemism-filled New York Times report that referred to outright fabrications and lies as "folklore" stories with "factual edges shaved. The Times finally discovered Biden’s trouble with the truth on Tuesday but was widely mocked for using mealy-mouthed language in the report. The Times noted Biden has lied about being "raised in the Puerto Rican community at home," his academic record, his life story, being arrested when protesting civil rights, being arrested in South Africa, pinning a Silver Star on a Navy...
  • Biased much? Media ‘fact checkers’ find no Biden lies

    09/28/2022 9:36:37 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 28, 2022 | Paul Bedard
    On a day when President Joe Biden’s mental faculties are being questioned again, a new report suggests the media is covering for the 79-year-old president in a way it never did for former President Donald Trump. In studying media fact-checking under Biden and Trump, the conservative Media Research Center said that the truth police have found “zero” examples of Biden lying or being 100% wrong despite his frequent verbal flubs and fabricated life stories...... “There were zero ‘Pants on Fire’ rulings about President Biden in his first 20 months. By contrast, Donald Trump has 10 in that time span. Biden...
  • Holy … ! Fact-Checker Censors MRCTV Over Biden Bird Poop Theory

    04/19/2022 8:14:04 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/19/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    The hypocrisy of Facebook’s fact-checking partners knows no bounds. In an act of discrimination against the Media Research Center, a Meta platform fact-checking partner threw a fit after MRC’s video division, MRCTV, dared to write about a video that showed President Joe Biden getting smacked with a white or yellow substance, depending on the photo or video. MRCTV managing editor Brittany Hughes published a piece April 13 headlined, “Yes, a Bird Just Crapped On Biden During a Speech.” Hughes quipped that “It appears a bird proceeded to crap on Joe Biden while the president was speaking in Iowa Tuesday, dropping...
  • Politifact or Politifiction?

    01/12/2022 3:28:59 PM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 10, 2021 | Dinesh D'Souza
    A few days ago, I got an email from a fact-checker at PolitiFact. His name is Bill McCarthy. He said he was checking a quotation from me taken from my appearance on the “Ingraham Angle” on Fox News. We had an exchange of emails that gives a very interesting window into the otherwise obscure world of fact-checking. So I’d like to track our correspondence, because, after all, these are the kinds of checks that get people tagged, restricted, and even banned on social media. Here’s what I said on Fox: “If you follow Jan. 6 at the granular level with...
  • Democrats don't care if Biden is caught lying

    09/08/2021 1:37:59 PM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/2021 | Christopher Tremoglie
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dramatically tore apart Trump’s State of the Union speech because Trump “shredded the truth.” Yet Pelosi has offered absolutely no commentary on Biden lying and trying to cover up one of the worst foreign policy debacles in the country’s history. Pelosi's office has not answered Washington Examiner inquiries into why she hasn't commented on the call. Pelosi is not the only Democrat to fake outrage at Trump’s alleged lies, of course. Nor was she the only Democrat to not say anything about Biden’s lies. Presumably, then, the outrage behind the claims of Trump lying...
  • The Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name

    08/13/2021 10:06:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 13, 2021 | Dean Sterling Jones
    You can always take an existing article and rewrite it just enough to avoid copyright infringement.. David Mikkelson, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Snopes, has long presented himself as the arbiter of truth online, a bulwark in the fight against rumors and fake news. But he has been lying to the site's tens of millions of readers: A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that between 2015 and 2019, Mikkelson wrote and published dozens of articles containing material plagiarized from news outlets such as the Guardian and the LA Times. After inquiries from BuzzFeed News, Snopes conducted an internal review...
  • Exactly How Corporate Media Launders Opinion To Attack Inconvenient People And Facts

    05/24/2021 7:35:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    A New York Times business correspondent in Hong Kong, a weekend editor at The Guardian who lives in New York, a British Business Insider reporter with a focus on the Saudis, and the executive editor of The Daily Beast. A 48-year-old blogger who works for Rachel Maddow, a union activist who covers “extremism, far-right politics and media disinformation” for The Huffington Post, and the 29-year editor of the Arkansas Times. A breaking news reporter at The Washington Post who wrapped up her most recent internship in May 2016, a 2016 University of Pennsylvania graduate who covers “young people doing big...
  • CNN's Brianna Keilar misstatements on GOP: "Republicans say Biden isn't bipartisan 'ENOUGH'."

    05/07/2021 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    CNN, New Day, Friday, May 7, 2021, around 8:50am. "Week That Was" Among the CNN talking points wrapped into "events/facts", Brianna Keilar said these words: "Republicans say Biden isn't bipartisan enough." The word "enough" is key. It's a lie. As if GOP say he is bipartisan 'AT ALL.'
  • Washington Post Will No Longer Maintain Presidential Fact-Checking Database

    04/27/2021 1:06:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/27/2021 | Amy Furr
    The Washington Post is calling it quits on its presidential fact-checking database, one hundred days into President Joe Biden’s administration. “Glenn Kessler, editor and chief writer of the Fact Checker, tweeted late Monday that the team would continue to fact-check President Biden ‘rigorously’ but would no longer maintain the database started under former President Trump,” the Washington Times reported Tuesday.
  • Buzzfeed: Amazon is booting Parler off AWS, its web hosting service, knocking the pro-Trump social network offline (more info)

    01/09/2021 6:26:58 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 367 replies
    <p>Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.</p><p>Amazon on Saturday kicked Parler off its Web hosting services. Parler, a social network favored by conservative politicians and extremists, was used to help plan and coordinate the January 6 attempted coup on Washington D.C. It has recently been overrun with messages encouraging “Patriots” to march on Washington D.C. with weapons on January 19.</p>
  • Hello New Patriots from Parler and Twitter, Facebook . Lets Talk

    01/09/2021 7:18:30 PM PST · by Texas4ever · 162 replies
    Parler Post January 9, 2021 ^ | January 10,2021 | Texas4Ever
    From J. Matze, Parler.Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.
  • The Stupid Party strikes again

    01/02/2021 3:53:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2021 | Carol Brown
    Yesterday, gutless Senate Republicans (all interchangeable words) voted to override Trump's veto and ignored his request to take on the stifling censorship being imposed on us by Big Tech. Tech giants are protected by a section of a law (Communications Act of 1934, Section 230) that grants them immunity from liability for third-party content. Trump rightfully takes issue with it because of how the law protects social media bias and allows it to run rampant with no consequence. But back to the gutless wonders. A few moments after voting to override Trump's request, the senators complained like a bunch of...
  • Arizona State Rep Drafts Legislation to Fine Big Tech After ‘Stop the Steal’ Censorship

    01/03/2021 3:24:24 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01.03.2020 | Allum Bokhari
    Twitter censored a number of accounts ahead of the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., including Arizona State Rep Mark Finchem (R), who is now drafting legislation to fine big tech companies that engage in censorship. According to draft legislation provided to the National File, Fincham’s bill would issue online services with fines if they are engaged in “editing, deleting, delisting, blocking, censoring, or making it difficult or impossible for online users to locate and access uploaded content in a timely manner.” An exception is made for the deletion of pornographic or libelous content, or content that...
  • What AG Barr’s Departure Means for Google

    01/01/2021 5:21:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American ^ | January 1, 2021 | Michael Busler
    Attorney General William Barr’s December 23 resignation caught many in the tech accountability movement by surprise. Barr was a driving force behind the Justice Department's landmark Google antitrust suit in October. His departure has understandably raised questions about the future of the department’s second antitrust investigation against Google and the general approach the Trump DoJ will take towards the company as it nears the end of its term. This concern from Big Tech’s critics is explicable. Given the tech-friendly staff that Joe Biden continues to appoint and float as cabinet picks, the president-elect doesn't appear to be a tech hawk...