Friday, June 30, 2017
Fact Checking Network Gets Backing From Soros, Radical Iranian Tycoon
FrontpageMag by Daniel Greenfield
Good news. Your "facts" are about to be "checked" by George Soros.
If the whole fact checking paradigm that the media has blackmailed Facebook and Google into rolling into their results hadn't been sufficiently poisoned by naked partisanship and left-wing politics, the presence of the amateur embattled left-wing activists at Snopes, here comes the death knell for its credibility.
"Fact-checking has never been this important. Come define its future" is the Poynter headline. But its future has already been defined, the cheerful posting informs us, by its funders.
Thanks to $1.3 million in grant funding from the Omidyar Network and the Open Society Foundations, the IFCN can now expand its work.