One federal agency is actively trying to destroy conservative news.
They’ve compiled a list of conservative outlets that report “disinformation” and don’t agree with the official narrative.
And this is how the Biden administration is blacklisting conservative media.
Watchdog groups have raised concerns over the State Department bankrolling a “disinformation” tracking group that’s working to get conservative news sites defunded and shut down.
Global Disinformation Index, a foreign enterprise, has compiled a “dynamic exclusion list” of 2,000 conservative media websites which has been used to get them blacklisted with advertisers.
This list is probably costing conservative news companies a major amount in advertising dollars.
Microsoft-owned advertising company, Xandr, used the “dynamic exclusion list” to punish the websites that were listed as being “morally reprehensible or patently offensive,” or lacking “redeeming social value,” or could “include false or misleading information,” according to emails.
GDI’s list for the top ten “riskiest” news outlets for disinformation were the American Spectator, Newsmax, The Federalist, the American Conservative, One America News, The Blaze, The Daily Wire, RealClearPolitics, Reason, and the New York Post.
This politically partisan censorship group has received a total $330,000 from two State Department-backed entities.
“Any outfit like that engaged in censorship shouldn’t have any contact with the government because they’re tainted by association with a group that is doing something fundamentally against American values,” Jeffrey Clark, ex-acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, told the Washington Examiner.
“The government or any private entity shouldn’t be involved with this entity that’s engaged in conduct that is either legally questionable or at least morally questionable.”
A large portion of the money GDI received was a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for Democracy – a nonprofit group mostly funded by the $300 million they received from the State Department in 2021.
Two members of Congress, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), sit on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy.
“The State Department should not be funding woke organizations who seek to censor and demonetize conservative outlets,” Stefanik told the Washington Examiner. “House Republicans will assert our oversight over the State Department’s funding of these type of groups.”
“We’ve seen recently how the U.S. government has tried to use the tech sector to control the narrative on many issues,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
“Outlets such as the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed are among the biggest pushers of disinformation yet are ranked as very trustworthy by the index.”
Rep. Austin Norman (R-SC), a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, said it is “absolutely unacceptable” for the U.S. government “to be involved, in any capacity, with efforts to censor free speech.”
“And using public funds to help outsource those efforts is no less atrocious,” he told the Washington Examiner.
“The State Department must answer to Congress and the American people as to how this was allowed to happen.”
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