(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Google and YouTube announced on Tuesday that they will provide a $13.2 million grant to the nonprofit and notoriously leftist Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network for a new “Global Fact Check Fund” that will be launched in early 2023.
The reason why the Big Tech companies decided to drop loads of loot on the grant was to fight even harder against what they deem to be “misinformation” online, according to the Post Millennial. The scouring will filter through the Poynter Institute’s network of 135 fact-checking organizations from 65 countries covering over 80 languages, the companies reported.
“The Global Fact Check Fund will help fact-checkers to scale existing operations or launch new ones that elevate information, uplift credible sources and reduce the harm of mis- and disinformation around the globe,” they added.
Organizations are also expected to “incorporate new technologies, create or expand digital footprints, optimize verification tools, and increase their capacities to deepen audience engagement through innovative storytelling formats such as audio, video, or podcasts” by using the provided money.
“The world needs fact-checking more than ever before,” Baybars Örsek, IFCN executive director, said.
However, what is mis- and disinformation and what isn’t changes all the time. Previously, people couldn’t question the regime-approved COVID-19 narrative. Big Tech platforms, like YouTube, would just ban them, which given the Poynter Institute’s history isn’t likely to change.
The Soros-linked Poynter Institute and its spawn PolitiFact notoriously favor leftists and hates conservatives, casting dissenting opinions, and even inconvenient facts, into suppressed or censored purgatory.
The “fact-checker” defended Andrew Cuomo during the “ventilator fiasco,” claimed that there was absolutely no evidence to question if Joe Biden was a pedophile, created a list of “reliable news sources” that favored leftist outlets and avoided correcting Democrats about border patrol agents whipping illegal immigrants crossing the border.
The leftist propagandist, which also pushed Jan. 6 fables, criticized Dinesh D’Souza and Glenn Youngkin for exposing Democrat abuses during the 2020 elections and tried to police the criticism of “red flag” laws, will now be paid to help YouTube and Google fight alleged disinformation.