Big Tech giant Google is bankrolling the propaganda industry known as “fact-checking” to the tune of $13.2 million for a new fact-check fund, the behemoth announced Tuesday.
The money will go to the Poynter Institute’s notorious International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), a gang of “fact-checkers” that Facebook and Instagram regularly use to censor content they don’t like.
Poynter has received millions of dollars in donations from rabid leftist groups – including those connected to billionaires George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
YouTube and its parent company Google will send the grant to launch the “Global Fact Check Fund,” Google wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
“Google and YouTube take our role in helping to fight misinformation seriously,” the post droned. Google claimed “misinformation” is a “global challenge” requiring new technologies, optimized verification tools, and other updates to conquer the straw man. Google apparently believes the new Global Fact Check Fund is supposed to help.
This is Google’s “single largest grant in fact-checking,” the post bragged. The companies directed the grant to buoy Poynter’s network of “135 fact-checking organizations from 65 countries covering over 80 languages,” according to the blog post.
The tech giant noted Google and YouTube provide fact-checks already in several ways, including through fact-check panels on YouTube and the Fact Check section on Google News.
The $13.2 million donation to IFCN is just a portion of the money that Google has donated to combating so-called “misinformation” in recent years. Since 2018, the Google News Initiative has invested nearly $75 million in projects and partnerships to “strengthen media literacy and combat misinformation” globally, Google gloated.
YouTube Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy Leslie Miller bragged during an Oct. 26 Senate Commerce Committee hearing that YouTube removed over 1 million videos of supposed COVID-19 “misinformation” from the platform. YouTube later quietly changed its COVID-19 “misinformation” policy on masks, vaccines and social distancing, tacitly admitting its previous policy was a mistake.
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