LCN Analysis: Anti-Trump “Fact-Check” Group Newsguard Is TWICE AS LIKELY to Target Conservative Websites Over Liberal Websites
Newsguard claims to be a non-partisan fact-checking organization.
But a quick glance at its operations and related social media accounts shows an unhinged group of committed Trump-haters.
Newsguard is a media “fact-checking” company that was started in 2018. They claim to rate websites for reliability. Basically, they’re in the business of deciding who is fake news and who is not. And they HATE pro-Trump publishers and citizen journalists. The company is supported by Trump-haters, elites and media giants.
Now there is proof the activists behind Newsguard are unhinged liberal anti-Trumpers.
Our friends at the conservative website 100percentfedup recently shared information with The Gateway Pundit that exposes the Newsguard liberal activists.
As we reported earlier today on The Gateway Pundit — ALL of the top activists at the Newsguard organization are virulent Trump-haters.
And their mission is to DESTROY pro-Trump and conservative websites!
Breitbart.com reported on this organization and their goal to demonetize opposing voices online.
Financial Blacklisting: NewsGuard Advises Advertisers to Avoid Pro-Trump Media
NewsGuard, the news-filtering browser extension recently partnered with Microsoft and run by neoconservatives, Obama-Clinton alumni, and other assorted Trump haters, has advised advertisers to withdraw their business from websites on its blacklist of “unreliable” news websites — a list that includes Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail…
…The effect isn’t merely to silence pro-Trump media. It also ensures advertisers don’t market their products to Trump voters, causing them to rely less and less on consumers in the heartland, and more on progressive consumers who read establishment news sources.
Now there is a report out by La Corte News that shows conservative sites are twice as likely to be rated unreliable as liberal publishers.
NewsGuard, a company whose purpose is to help readers distinguish real news from fake news, is itself under scrutiny by media outlets that say it has different standards for judging conservative and liberal sites. An analysis conducted by LaCorte News suggests conservative sites are twice as likely to be rated unreliable.
NewsGuard, which was created by two veteran journalists, Steven Brill, an investigative reporter and founder of Court TV, and Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Wall Street Journal, uses green check marks to indicate a news source is trustworthy, and a red shield to warn readers to proceed with caution on sites it deems unreliable. NewsGuard’s rating system has been adopted by Microsoft’s new mobile browser.
Their mission: “NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation,” the site announces. More than 30 journalists work for NewsGuard, rating news sites based on whether they follow certain standards such as issuing corrections, not running misleading headlines, and disclosing funding sources.
NewsGuard has slapped warnings on some sites widely considered conservative-leaning, including Drudge Report, Breitbart, The Blaze, and PJ Media – as well as on some left-wing sites, such as the Daily Kos and Shareblue.
The objection: Some conservatives say they’re being held to a different standard than organizations with liberal points of view.
“NewsGuard clearly has a double standard when it comes to its rating of sites,” Paula Bolyard, Supervising Editor at PJ Media told LaCorte News.