Newsguard Turns to EU to Push Controversial Ratings System on Tech Companies, Smears MintPress as “Secretly Supported” by Russia

Newsguard co-CEO Steven Brill in Brussels on Tuesday claimed that news sites that have recently criticized Newsguard’s motives — MintPress among them — are “secretly supported” by the Russian government, a claim for which he provided no evidence.

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BRUSSELS --  The neoconservative-backed news rating upstart “Newsguard” is now lobbying the European Union to “force the hand” of major U.S.-based tech companies -- including Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- to integrate its controversial ratings system into the world’s most popular social media platforms and search engines, according to a recent

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Listen | NewsGuard and the Fake News Watchdog Racket

First there was Prop or Not then there was Alliance for Securing Democracy now there is NewsGuard.

Steven Brill | Newsguard

In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent 'NewsGuard' expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo-challenging viewpoints on the internet. First, there was

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Controversial News Rating App NewsGuard Linked to Saudi Arabia’s PR Machine

The third-largest investor in the mainstream media narrative-enforcing tool is Publicis Groupe, a multinational advertising firm based in Paris whose subsidiaries include public relations and damage-control firms whose modus operandi is the manipulation of media narratives for a range of corporate clients.

Pompeo | Saudi Arabia | Yemen

Controversial news rating app NewsGuard has been found to not only have ties to politicians and figures spawned by the Homeland Security state, but is also tied to a Washington, D.C.-based PR firm that shielded Saudi Arabia from charges associated with the September 11th attacks and took generous payments from Riyadh to help spin its murderous war

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

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.

Steven Brill | Newsguard

MINNEAPOLIS -- 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

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NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

The website [MintPress] does not disclose its liberal bent. For example, a January 2019 story was titled, “New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts.” … Would you like to comment about making any political leanings transparent to online readers? — Question submitted by Newsguard to MintPress News

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MINNEAPOLIS --  A recently founded venture claiming to be “a news rating agency” is making its big breakout in 2019 by claiming to be an authority at the forefront in the fight against “fake news.” Newsguard -- which describes itself as an organization dedicated to “restoring trust and accountability” and using “journalism to fight false news,

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