How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media
By Whitney Webb
Posted February 13, 2019
Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.
While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.
As Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. More…
More and more alternative media sites are being targeted and shut down by the elites using a variety of tactics.
What will be the consequences of a centralized “Ministry of Truth”? Who will control this entity? Who will provide independent oversight of its “findings”? What effect would such an entity have on controlling what people see and hear on the news?