If you read anything today, read Whitney Webb’s “How a NeoCon-Backed ‘Fact Checker’ Plans to Wage War on Independent Media.” The article breaks down Newsguard Technologies, an organization dedicated to censoring news and information outside the orbit of official propaganda.
The squabbling between self-identified progressives and conservatives continues as social media transforms itself into a news, information, and opinion gatekeeper.
All information that contradicts the establishment narrative will either be downgraded into obscurity of excluded outright on social media.
Most people who read this blog know I produce content for Newsbud, a news operation founded by whistleblower and activist Sibel Edmonds. Newsbud’s content is exclusive to subscribers. Because of this, it does not depend on advertising and foundation grants. It is not controlled by outsiders who may influence content or withhold funding in the event they disagree with a certain political stance.
But there is a problem with this business model.