Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. U. S. Constitution, Amendment 1
The American constitutional right of Free Speech is being attacked by Google’s Digital News Initiative, Facebook’s total surveillance and privacy rip-off, the warlord corporate news media’s 97% fake news and lies, and the weaponization of all 17 U. S. Intelligence agencies. Trump has taken this “bull” by the horns and has wrestled it to the ground through his superior understanding of the power of the media.
Trump “tweets” have destroyed his 17 Republican opponents, won an unprecedented election that was a landslide, stopped Obama’s ISIS and Bush’s Al Qaeda, manifested historic tax cuts, added $7 trillion to U. S. assets, ended the worst trade deals ever, signaled the end of the cold war, put Iran in its place, created more jobs than any other president, and has brokered peace in North Korea, and much, much more “winning.” Those who try to battle Trump on the “Tweet Battle Field” are annihilated, like Justin Trudeau who had his face proverbially slapped and his eyebrows discombobulated by trying to out-tweet Trump. No one can stand the fury of a Trump tweet storm.
Ever since Mueller’s parrot, Rod Rosenstein, announced that the illegal special council has found no “Russian/Trump collusion” and that there will be no “fake indictment” of Trump, Donald has unleashed a Tweet War on “Fake News” (corporate main stream media) – which essentially is a battle-cry for reinstating “Freedom of Speech”, honesty in reporting, and enforcement of the Decency in Broadcasting Act, which is violated by every newscaster who knowingly lies about Trump and his administration.
It is not a conspiracy theory that the Rothschild’s banking empire outright owned Reuters news agency and the Associated Press in their early days. Bankers use media to broadcast propaganda that manipulates people to enrich the Warlord Banker’s bottom-line. The main stream media in America is owned by six major corporations who then feed news to the Associated Press that provides those unverified, salacious, and spurious reports to almost all main stream media news outlets.
World news in America is almost completely controlled by Reuters Thompson who is the megaphone and echo-chamber for Corporate Warlords who drive industry, economics and steal over 50% of yearly income and hide it in off-shore tax havens without paying a single penny in taxes. Warlord Corporations also lie and place their “headquarters” in a country that charges little or no taxes. These corporate crimes are part of the established “Fake News” that hide these crimes and distract viewers with sensationalism, consumerism, entertainment, and political lies so we don’t see the daily crimes of corporations who act with corporate impunity.
Propaganda is legal in America because of new clauses Obama added to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The Department of Defense’s Board of Broadcasting Governors and the Global Engagement Center conducted extensive “election meddling” during the 2016 presidential election using $86 million in tax-payer dollars to attack Trump and help Hillary win. These “Fake News” attacks, advertisements, memes, and Mueller’s imaginary Russians were, in fact, directed by Obama’s administration as “legal propaganda” against an opposing candidate. But this wasn’t the only propaganda Obama spread, just the one he got caught doing.
Soon, Google’s Digital News Initiative will finish analyzing all written and spoken news on the Internet and name the news agency they say are “Fake News.” The U. S. government is paying Google to conduct these attacks against Free Speech. Google itself is the biggest culprit of “Fake News” and warring against Free Speech evidenced by Eric Schimdt’s $1.5 billion donation to create a “template for winning the election” which included changing all search algorithms to attack Trump and benefit Hillary.
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media corporations also joined in the attack and committed crimes by helping to “rig” the election, thus controlling what Americans heard and saw in the news.
See our blockbuster report on election rigging here:
The Fourth Estate, media, has become falsehood politics acting in an age of untruth under the control of corporations who act with the authority of monarchs and the impunity of a “holy church.” The Fourth Estate was supposed to inform We the People so that our overlords – church & state – do not get out of control and become despots who take away American civil liberties.
Since the Fourth Estate, main stream media, protects corporate crimes and political lies, We the People must mobilize like minute-men and women and rise up to battle “Fake News” until it is ignored and goes bankrupt or is convicted for the crimes they knowingly commit.
Citizen journalists have arisen on this battlefield who carry the Trump Banner of truth and Freedom of Speech, and they will not be silenced. Just like Trump Tweets, truth must be used as a weapon to defeat the lies of “Fake News.”
Fortunately, Trump was such a great candidate and Hillary was such a pathetic candidate, that even all the cheating and manipulation of the news couldn’t stop Trump’s landslide victory. Truth and Free Speech triumphed the day Trump won the election and dealt a severe blow to the established propaganda of main stream media and the Silicon Valley Tech Warlords who tried to throw the election and depose our elected president.
With news corporations being merged into even larger conglomerates (criminal syndicates) through buy-outs and purchases that are allowed by the government, “Fake News” is mustering for the final battle. Fortunately, Trump is ready for the battle and with a few “Trump Tweets” about monopolies, anti-trust laws, unpaid taxes, and RICO charges he will have the Warlord Corporations shaking in their tax-free boots. Just remember that a few Trump Tweets set Amazon back billions in assets in a day.
News agencies are becoming more and more vulnerable while Trump is becoming more and more invulnerable to “Fake News.” CNN would have gone under if not for Facebook picking it up after Mark Z lied about Facebook not being a news agency. Without Soros’s huge cash infusion into the New York Times, it would falter and die soon. The evil Media Warlords are terrified of Trump disrupting their status quo and their steady diet of lies, subliminal manipulation, and yellow journalism.
When Trump was elected, every corrupt economic cabal met to plan his demise. The Bilderbergers, Trilateralists, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council, the Royal Institute for International Relations, and all the others committed to stealing Free Speech and keeping Americans in the dark went into a condition of WAR. Never before have we seen such a mountain of lies and obfuscation pouring out of the news agencies to destroy one person, Trump.
They all competed in being the biggest liars and “Fake News” mongers. At this point, the entire world’s news agencies have gone crazy trying their best to dissuade their audiences from believing the self-evident truth of Trump’s non-stop winning. The main stream media and their corporate overlords are losing battle after battle in American as their audience turns off their garbage and lies and their income drops like a rock in a pond.
Will American’s win this war against those who wish to hide the truth and kill Free Speech?
Early this year, Trump gave Dan Coats, the Director of National Security, thirty days to come up with a plan to stop all illegal surveillance of Americans and rectify the overt abuses of the FISA court by the U. S. Intelligence community. After those thirty days transpired, we started to see unusual occurrences among news agencies and throughout the U. S. intelligence community. Most people have not noticed these changes, but we suggest that it is Dan Coats’ and Trump’s plans that are being implemented. Let’s review some activity that might be battle strategies and initial attacks against those who wish to destroy American civil liberties and Free Speech.
Here is a list of possible behind-the-scenes actions of Trump that are weakening the strangle-hold of the mechanism of “Fake News” and the evil corporations that have tried to undermine and control We the People.
- Mark (Dude) Zuckerberg was sanctioned and fined in Australis for being a thief of private online data, selling stolen personal data to anyone who wants to buy it, selling Facebook data to corporations that target voters during elections, breaching Facebook’s security agreement, and many other crimes.
- Dude Zuckerberg has been sanctioned and fined in Europe after his testimony before the EU. Billions of dollars in lawsuits and fines are being leveled against Facebook for their crimes.
- Dude Zuckerberg lied before the U. S. Congress when he testified concerning privacy violations and charges that Facebook is simply a psyops project weaponized for commercial and political purposes.
- Eric Schmidt has resigned from Google (Alphabet) but continues as a tech consultant weaponizing technology. Eric got out just in time so that he didn’t have to testify about his crimes. He didn’t want to have to go through what Dude Z is going through.
- Naming Brad Parscale as Trump’s 2020 campaign manager baited the “Fake News” to attack Cambridge Analytica for using the same targeting of voters that Eric Schimdt did for Hillary. Parscale only used a sample of 270,000 names from England, not America, so the attempt to slander Trump and Parscale backfired. This baiting caused the “Fake News” to try to attack Parscale’s association with Cambridge Analytica which exposed its mother company in England, SNL Elections, that now has gone bankrupt along with Cambridge Analytica and SNL USA. SNL Elections was paid $86 million by Obama to run the Global Engagement Center’s attacks on Trump throughout the election. These bankruptcies and the exposure of SCL Election’s use of the Global Engagement Center being revealed in the news was no accident.
- The revelations about “spies” in the Trump campaign planted by Comey, Lynch, Kerry, Brennan, and the gang have all risen to the surface by congressional investigators who seemed to know just where to look.
- The “sex for national security leaks” between James Wolfe (Senate Intelligence Committee Security Chief) and Ali Watkins shows the institutionalized nature of security leaks from the Deep State to spies in the media. These “leaks” are felonies of the highest order due to the “National Security” nature of the classified information. By the way, Ali’s reporting tried to make Trump look bad but the “Trump Effect” rebounded on her and her boyfriend, who broke his security agreement by having an extra-marital relationship which is clearly defined as a felony and violates his signed top secret security agreements.
- The Imran Awan espionage spying on the Democratic National Committee and the U. S. Congress has been brought to light to show that “do nothing” Jeff Sessions is trying to hide this huge espionage attack on America.
- The European Union quietly votes on Article 13 on June 20, 2018, which will make any possibility of free speech in Europe obsolete. Of course, the European Union and the United Kingdom have no rights of free speech and, in fact, are not even allowed to question a monarch – or the unelected members of the EU parliament. George Soros’s “fact checkers” have already been put in place to make sure that only “Soros Truth” from his Open Society’s fascist ideology will be allowed.
- The entire U. S. Intelligence community is being restructured by Trump’s executive order demanding that federal agencies completely assess their lawfulness, effectiveness, and economic viability. June is the first month of implementation of Trump’s restructuring and we will see corporate intelligence agencies totally transformed as we have seen Lockheed Martin (British owned and Serco operated) turn their large “intelligence” department over to Leidos (CIA’s In-Q-Tel).
- Trump has said he is restructuring the U.S. Aid for International Development which has served as a slush fund for tens of billions yearly that benefited the shadow government’s usual suspects and villains, especially the media and corporate warlords.
- Hollywood, the Obama administration’s propaganda machine, is crumbling as ratings dive and mega-media corporations falter. News agencies are losing money as fast as viewers and a new drive for morality penetrates the media world of sex-abuse, aggression, and criminal activities. Many media figure-heads have toppled due to the “truth” coming out about the standard procedures of abuse, rape, and crime come to light.
As you can see by this “short-list” of forward movement in the battle against “Fake News”, something is going on that is new and makes the evil spin-doctors very nervous. We have even seen Trump’s victories bring some news agencies to actually speak something positive or truthful about our president. But soon, even those few Fox News pundits may be silenced by mega-mergers that try to muffle any good news about MAGA.
No less than a full-on, frontal assault by Trump against “Fake News”, accompanied by the attack of citizen-journalist cavalries and ground troops can win this life and death war against American’s right to Free Speech and Free Thought. Our government is there to serve We the People in the battle against globalists and warmongering corporations that have targeted the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution.
This is a war, and the time has come for American minute-men and women to take up the arms of “Truth News” and engage in this battle for the American Republic and the defeat of corporations that propagandize us with yellow journalism to manipulate and control our news, the Fourth Estate.
Free Speech on Life Support
The era of free and unfettered speech on the Internet is rapidly ending. All over the world, national governments are working closely with social media companies to take control of “Internet News.” Now that these elite have seen the power that Internet News can have, they are cracking down hard.
The term “Fake News” has come to mean the reverse of the words. “Fake News” is called by main stream media, any source that would dare to question the official narratives that are being fed to us from the major networks. In reality, the push to censor “Fake News” is really just an all-out effort to eliminate independent thought.
Before the Internet, it was much easier for the elite to control the flow of information through their six major media conglomerates owned by corporate warlords. But now, they are taking unprecedented measures to control the flow of information in the digital age and hinder Free Speech in all media.
Essentially, corporate media and government censorship wants to control what we see and what we think.
If we do not have the freedom to think what we want and say what we want, it will only be a matter of time before all of our rights are gone.
If Free Speech in America dies, there won’t be any guardians of liberty and freedom remaining on the entire planet.
We must wake up while there is still time, because we are extremely close to losing the right of Free Speech.
Muzzling Free Speech
The Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it intends to compile a comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers, etc.”, and collect any “information that could be relevant” about them. So, if you have a website, an important blog or you are just very active on social media, the Department of Homeland Security is going to put you on a list and will start collecting information about you.
If you are found to be “Fake News” – you will be eliminated.
As part of its “media monitoring,” the DHS seeks to track more than 290,000 global news sources as well as social media in over 100 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Russian.
If this sounds extremely wrong to you and reminds you of Joseph Goebbel’s Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (Nazi Ministry of Truth), you would be correct.
This kind of Orwellian monitoring of our freedoms is unconstitutional, it is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, and it violates our most basic freedoms.
We are not supposed to ask questions about government programs such as this. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security representative stated that those that are questioning this program are “tinfoil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists”.
If the government is going to monitor us and put our information in a database, we should have the right to ask questions.
European Death of Free Speech
If you think the Ministry of Truth is already active in America, just check out what is happening in France. A proposed law would give authorities the power “to immediately halt the publication of information deemed to be false.” Under the new law, French authorities would be able to censor all publications and news – essentially, everything you read.
Social networks would have to introduce measures allowing users to flag false reports, pass their data on such articles to authorities, and make public their efforts against “Fake News.”
The law would also authorize the state to take foreign broadcasters off the air if they were attempting to “destabilize” France — a measure seemingly aimed at Russian state-backed outlet RT in particular.
New measures under consideration by the European Union are even more draconian. All social media companies would be forced to use “content recognition technologies” to “monitor and control all uploads.”
The European Union is voting to introduce aggressive new online copyright laws and “widespread censorship” measures, which critics say could strangle new media websites and stifle satire and online meme culture. Unelected European Commission bureaucrats have already drafted legislation which detractors say could force online platforms to monitor and control all uploads to some platforms with “content recognition technologies.” They also have proposed what has been termed a ‘link tax’, which could compel blogs and other websites to pay just to reference content.
To give you an idea of what that would look like in practice, all we have to do is to consider what is already happening in China. Internet censorship in China has already achieved legendary status, and the largest social media network in China, WeChat, has already blocked at least 500 million postings in the battle against “Fake News.”
Apart from blocking the posts directly, WeChat is working with hundreds of third-party organizations in an effort to block postings and quash “rumors” as part of its overall effort to “safeguard cybersecurity.”
WeChat has built a mini-program into its social messaging application dedicated to refuting “rumors”, including postings on topics such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airline Flight 370 in 2014 and various other topics, such as “cures” for cancer. By the end of 2017, the program has quashed “rumors” for over 19.7 million users and around 37 million alerts were sent out.
The Chinese are not just filtering out a few legitimately fake news stories. The truth is that they are systematically censoring anything that does not fit the official narratives that they want the public to believe.
The American Silencing of Speech
The squelching of the Internet is the greatest threat to freedom of speech that any of us have ever seen, and this attack has started earnestly in the United States.
Late last year, YouTube made an announcement to hire 10,000 new moderators to “flag content” and those moderators have been flagging at a stunning rate.
In many cases, the moderators were pulling entire channels without any advance warning whatsoever, and most of those channels were deemed conservative. Since that time, conservative videos and conservative accounts have been “disappearing” in massive numbers.
Twitter is cracking down hard also. Multitudes of conservatives have been shadow-banned.
On Facebook the censorship of conservatives has reached epic proportions, and now Facebook has decided to kill off the “trending topics” section and replace it with filtered news from “trustworthy and quality sources” (CNN).
Ultimately, if media corporations and governments are the ones mandating the censorship, there will be nowhere to run and hide. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security is compiling a comprehensive list of journalists, editors, correspondents, bloggers and “social media influencers”, through the Google Digital News Initiative.
The end of Free Speech is within sight in the “land of the free.” The time to stop this assault has come – the time is now.
U. S. Constitutionally Protected Free Speech
Freedom of the press is a fundamental liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. As such, courts and legislative bodies have been hesitant to infringe upon the freedom of press. In fact, there are numerous state and federal statutes that seek to protect the freedom of the press, such as the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.
U. S. Constitutional freedom of speech protects the compelling of reporters to testify. This is called, “Reporters’ privilege” and refers to the idea that a reporter is protected under either statutory or constitutional law from being compelled to testify about confidential information or sources. In Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972), the Supreme Court held that when a reporter is asked to testify under oath in front of a grand jury, the reporter may not invoke “reporters’ privilege.” As such, “reporters” privilege” is not protected under the First Amendment when the reporter is asked to testify in front of a grand jury.”
When a government seeks to regulate communications, courts must balance the interests of freedom of expression with the government’s desire to protect its citizens from harm. The doctrine of prior restraint is usually invoked when this issue comes up. Prior restraint refers to when the government reviews materials to determine whether publication of the material is allowed.
In Near v. Minnesota, 283 U.S. 697 (1931), the Supreme Court determined that it is unconstitutional to exercise prior restraint with regard to print publications:
“It is plain, then, that the language of this amendment imports no more than that every man shall have a right to speak, write, and print his opinions upon any subject whatsoever, without any prior restraint, so always that he does not injure any other person in his rights, person, property, or reputation, and so always that he does not thereby disturb the public peace or attempt to subvert the government.
It is neither more nor less than an expansion of the great doctrine recently brought into operation in the law of libel, that every man shall be at liberty to publish what is true, with good motives and for justifiable ends. And, with this reasonable limitation, it is not only right in itself, but it is an inestimable privilege in a free government.”
Soros Fact Checkers
The European Union is supposedly fighting back against “Fake News” from new fact-checking software to fining Facebook and shaming Twitter. Europeans hope to “prevent a tide of disinformation from influencing national elections and spreading hate” while making sure that the Soros Open Society candidates win the day.
Amid fears that online disinformation may have influenced last years’ Brexit vote and recent elections in the Netherlands and France, European governments and ordinary citizens are taking action to counter the spread of news that is misleading, disingenuous or just plain wrong. At the same time, efforts are underway across Europe to crack down on hate speech, as worries that online vitriol — anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic tirades — may be poisoning readers. These may be good intentions, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions.
Germany is particularly worried about hate speech and neo-Nazi slogans spreading online. Nations bordering Russia or with large Russian-language minorities are mainly concerned about Moscow-based propaganda being used to destabilize their democracies. And governments from London to Lisbon and Paris to Prague are worried propaganda and fake news is undermining trust in government and the mainstream media. Much of the fight against “Fake News” in Europe focuses on Russia.
The Czech Republic’s interior ministry, concerned about the proliferation of dubious Czech-language sites with links to Russia, launched the Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats, tasked with identifying and countering “Fake News”.
The Czech initiative has been attacked as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” by the country’s own president, Milos Zeman. Zeman, who is viewed as strongly pro-Russian and likes to style himself as the Czech Donald Trump, has compared efforts to identify and combat “Fake News” to the sort of state censorship the country experienced under communism.
In Ukraine, a group of lecturers, graduates and students from Kyiv’s Mohyla Journalism School operate the highly respected Stopfake.org fact-checking website that publishes stories and web videos denouncing dubious claims made (mainly) by Russian-backed media, such as false claims that the Ukrainian government is run by neo-Nazis.
Several such fact-checking sites exist across Europe, including the East StratCom Task Force, set up by the European Union to counter “Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns.” East StratCom points to Russia’s investment of nearly $1 billion in its state-controlled media operations, including RT, the broadcaster that targets audiences outside of Russia.
Outlets like RT and Sputnik — an online Russian news site that operates in dozens of languages across Europe and Asia — mix “hard news, well reported and sourced, with fake and junk news,” says Lisa-Maria Nicola Neudert, a researcher for the London-based Computational Propaganda project.
On May 4, the Paris prosecutor’s office opened an inquiry into what it terms “false news in order to divert votes, use forgeries and false receipts,” following a complaint by now-President Emmanuel Macron. Macron charged that documents published on internet forum 4chan purporting to show Macron had a secret offshore account in the Bahamas were forgeries released in what his complaint says were part of a deliberate “campaign of digital disinformation” intended to destabilize the French election to benefit Macron’s challenger, the far-right politician Marine Le Pen.
The German parliament passed a new law targeting social media platforms themselves, imposing fines of up to $57 million (€50 million) on the likes of Facebook or Twitter if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours of being notified to do so. Neudert of the Oxford Institute says the impact of the German law is already being seen online, with a sharp decline in “Fake News” stories being posted to Facebook accounts.
In Germany, many worry “Fake News” legislation will impinge on free speech and lead social media platforms to overreact by taking down any and all posts that could be deemed offensive.
While Facebook has responded, at least in Germany, Twitter has so far shown less inclination to adapt to local regulation. Israeli-German comedian Shahak Shapira says over the past six months he’s reported more than 300 examples of hate speech on Twitter to the company, tweets such as “let’s gas some Jews,” which violate Germany’s laws against defamation, public incitement to violence or Holocaust denial. He received nine replies and none of the tweets were removed.
While many European governments are looking to new regulations to combat “Fake News”, others are putting their hopes on technical solutions. Full Fact, a London-based independent fact-checking organization, is developing software tools to allow journalists to carry out automatic fact-checking of claims made online, on TV or in live interviews with politicians. The tools analyze statements and compare them to a database of “verifiable facts.”
New tools are already being tested by select media organizations and Full Fact hopes to roll them out more widely in 2018. The group is backed by a mix of crowdfunding, donations and sizable funding by two billionaires: the Hungarian-born investor George Soros, and the Iranian-American eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Article 13 – End of Free Speech in Europe
On June 20, 2018, an EU committee will vote on an internet-destroying copyright proposal that will censor everything from Tinder profiles to Wikipedia. The European Union is updating its 2001 Copyright Directive, with a key committee vote coming up on June 20 or 21.
Under “Article 13,” sites that allow the public to post anything that might be copyrighted — text, pics, videos, games, sounds, code — will have to run user submissions through a copyright filter that will check to see if it matches a known copyrighted work.
These “black boxes” of censorship will have the unaccountable power of life or death over everything Europeans say to each other online. They will ingest everything that is said and then render a judgment.
Anyone can add to the blacklist, too. Under Article 13, sites have to let people claim new copyrighted works — but the rule has no penalties for abuse. Trolls can lay claim to every word ever posted to Wikipedia and stop anyone from quoting it on a WordPress site or Twitter or Facebook.
If you get censored, your only recourse is to ask the site to reconsider its algorithmic judgment. If they won’t listen or don’t agree, you have to hire a lawyer to sue to get your Free Speech back.
Article 13 gets Wikipedia coming and going. Not only does it create opportunities for unscrupulous or incompetent people to block the sharing of Wikipedia’s content beyond its bounds, it could also require Wikipedia to filter submissions to the encyclopedia and its surrounding projects.
Google – Ministry of Truth
Google is rolling out the Google News Initiative, in which it’s investing $300 million over the next three years. The goal is to help publishers make money and to combat “Fake News,” which consists of several products designed to help newsrooms and media businesses.
Take, for example, Subscribe with Google, which will make it easier to purchase subscriptions through your Google account. So far, participating publishers include USAToday, New York Times, Washington Post, and the Financial Times.
Google is also attempting to stamp out “Fake News” through another tool of the News Initiative, dubbed Disinfo Lab. It’s working with First Draft, a project based out of Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, which combats “mis- and disinformation during elections and breaking news moments.” Google is also partnering with Poynter, Stanford, and the Local Media Association on a media literacy project called MediaWise.
The AFPData project is aimed at developing the use of data in newsrooms and has been selected by the Google Digital News Initiative as the tool it will support. The project brings together Agence France-Presse (AFP), automated text specialist Syllabs, data optimization platform OpenDataSoft and Laptop user experience (UX) designers. AFPData is a new data-driven editorial ecosystem. The project can use data sets to automatically or semi-automatically produce live news content.
The project’s objective is to develop data-journalism practices in newsrooms. At the same time, fact-checking, contextualization, multiplication of sources and transparency are key factors in the credibility of media organizations in the era of post-truth. AFPData aims to make original, reliable, selected and indexed datasets easily accessible in order to assist newsrooms. The project also covers the use of enriched data for automated or semi-automated production and monetization of new types of content.
It is the second time that a project proposed by AFP has been chosen by the Google DNI fund, which has a total of 150 million euros available over three years to support and stimulate innovation in data-journalism practices in Europe. AFPInteractive, a new interactive infographics product launched in 2017, also received support from the fund.
Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund
The DNI Innovation Fund is a key part of the wider Digital News Initiative, launched in 2015 with eleven founding partners. Today, more than 200 news publishers have joined it and over 1,000 newsrooms across Europe expressed interest in the programs funded. To date, the DNI Innovation Fund has awarded €51 million to more than 252 Projects in 27 European countries.
The broad area of innovation is the creation of new processes and tools for journalism – what the Fund calls ‘Next Journalism’ – and it is by far the biggest category funded. Also found within this category are projects about investigation, verification tools and data–journalism.
There are also AI, Bots, Machine Learning, political chatbots, and other tools that help publishers debunk online misinformation and propaganda – supposed “Fake News.”
One DNI Innovation project claims to help readers sort the facts from the “Fake News” fiction. France’s Le Monde is developing their “rumor and hoax–busting” products to meet their demands to sort the facts. Le Monde noticed a growing feeling of distrust among their readers and created Le Monde’s fact-checking unit Les Décodeurs, that wants to change the way people see the news.
Le Monde developed Decodex, three fact-checking products powered by a database of 600 websites deemed “unreliable” and compiled by Les Décodeurs. Decodex allows readers to manually submit URLs that they want to test the veracity of, but it also offers a free browser attachment which uses a colored labelling system to indicate potential “Fake News.” A Facebook Messenger bot provides mobile users with a similar experience in identifying “dubiously” sourced news.
Le Monde believes that it is possible for them to discriminate between sources and is working towards giving readers power over the facts. Decodex has reviewed over 10,000 websites and many took the classifications as criticism and an assault.
Le Monde continues to evolve this project, extending their efforts to the classroom where journalists are visiting to teach children about digital literacy.
Another DNI Innovation project is Factmata, which uses machine intelligence to provide a solution to the spread of inaccurate information in online news articles. With their online fact–checking system, the issues Factmata want to address are twofold: the reduction of online misinformation and the automation of a fact-checking process.
The original project from London-based Factmata was purely based on research, but after receiving funding they launched the company and translated their research on automated fact checking into a small AI– driven prototype. The team is releasing the free consumer tool in beta and speaking to news organizations about how they would integrate the resource to encourage their readers to validate facts. Factmata wants to progress further with news organizations to protect people from misleading information that they’re exposed to on a daily basis.
Another DNI Innovation project was Videosign Cefriel which is helping to counter “untrustworthy” news by using blockchain architecture to ensure publishers can validate their video content. The Italian team at Videosign wanted to address this issue by creating a decentralized blockchain based architecture for proof of publishing for video news. Using timestamps and authorship, Videosign allows producers to sign the content to enable publishers to validate their videos.
Another DNI Innovation project is TrustServista which uses algorithms to analyze article sources and calculates a trustworthiness score that makes readers aware of the veracity of the news they read. Using a strictly algorithmic approach, TrustServista helps journalists find information sources quickly and easily.
The machine learning–based tool calculates trustworthiness scores for online articles. The dashboard allows users to easily track where the article’s information is coming from and how individual scores were determined. By providing a transparent score with all news stories, TrustServista allows the reader to judge whether to trust and read an article. Currently working with news agencies, universities and NGOs, TrustServista plans to expand its offering to arm readers with tools to fight misinformation for themselves.
The Sad Facts about European Fact Checking
Full Fact, the UK’s independent, non-partisan fact-checking organization has secured $500,000 in funding for two new automated tools to transform factchecking and the international battle against “Fake News.” They are called LIVE and TRENDS. Both tools will be based on one powerful and modular factchecking engine. Key factcheckers from around the world will be able to plug in custom components that make their work more effective.
The game-changing investment comes from the Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Open Society Foundations, the largest philanthropic funder of human rights in the world, founded by George Soros.
Three leading factchecking organizations, Full Fact, Africa Check, and Argentina’s Chequeado have agreed to share open standards to make sure these tools can have a global impact and encourage other factcheckers and researchers to get involved.
By monitoring TV subtitles or other real-time sources, LIVE flags when anyone repeats a claim that has already been checked and takes you straight to the most recent factcheck.
LIVE will also spot claims that haven’t been factchecked before – but reliable data does exist for – and creates a snap factcheck on the spot using that data.
TRENDS records every repetition of a claim we know is wrong and where it comes from so we can keep track of who, or what, is persistently pushing misleading claims out into the world.
LIVE and TRENDS will be going into newsrooms and fact-checking offices in a closed beta by the end of this year. LIVE and TRENDS are planned to be more generally available in 2018.
This is the first time funding of this size has been invested in automated fact-checking tools. Google’s Digital News Initiative provided Full Fact with a prototype funding grant of €50,000 for automated fact-checking in 2016.
Billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, the Omidyar Network has granted huge sums helping organizations to fight “hate speech” on the internet, and “restore trust” in U.S. government institutions. The network also funds the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), an organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether certain stories should be flagged as “disputed”, which is also funded by globalist billionaire George Soros.
Documents leaked last year revealed that George Soros spent $6 million to influence the 2014 European Parliament elections, his Open Society Foundations hoping to “mitigate the feared populist surge” and “limit the damage” it believed was caused by “xenophobic” and Eurosceptic campaigns.
Breitbart London reported how Soros funded numerous projects to “monitor”, “shame” and “ridicule” what the group calls “hate speech” across Europe and that while attempting to stamp down on identity politics for Europeans, the organization also sought to “amplify” ethnic minority votes in the elections.
The BBC this week said it too intends to fight “Fake News”, the state broadcaster announcing that it plans to expand its “Reality Check” fact-checking features.
Thus, the above diabolical plans to wipe-out Free Speech are well under way and are doing a marvelous job of scrubbing the news and replacing it with “George Soros approved” propaganda. The evidence is clear and abundant. The question is: What are we going to do about it?
Stop the Corporate Muzzling of Truth
If we are correct about Trump and Dan Coats’ plans, “Fake News” (corporate main stream media) is being eroded daily and its life-expectancy is shortening. Once Trump is re-elected in 2020 and he breaks the back of American “Fake News” media, We the People will see the restoration of the vision of America’s founders who wished to dissolve their ties with monarchs, despots, and warlord bankers.
Trump rules the news and creates the news that is then twisted into “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and main stream media lies. People are noticing that “Fake News” is garbage and is simply an echo chamber of the Associated Press & Reuters Thompson lies and yellow journalism that tries to control the thoughts and speech of Americans.
Those days are over. “Fake News” is on the run in America and we are busting Google, Facebook and the other Silicon Valley propaganda corporations than served King Obama and Queen Hillary and their corporate “Fake News.”
Trump is on the right track with starting with Dan Coats, who heads U. S. intelligence, and then working down from there. Let’s look at the possible solutions to the attempted murder of American rights of Free Speech.
- Stop surveillance on all American citizens.
- Stop FISA court abuses of spying and espionage both domestically and internationally.
- Dissolve the CIA until the time comes that we are “at war” with someone who might then require the necessity of spying. All CIA activities are lies, deception, and subversion which we do not need.
- Dissolve the Office of the Director of National Security.
- Dissolve the FBI Counterterrorist Division.
- Dissolve the Department of Justice National Security Division.
- Dissolve the FISA Court for its constant abuse of surveillance domestic and abroad.
- Arrest George Soros for tax-evasion, election meddling, and economic terrorism.
- Seize all funds from Soros’s Open Society Foundation and from the 184 NGOs he recently donated $18 billion dollars to.
- End all corporate donations to politics, and end all lobbying.
- Break up the corporate rule of American media through RICO, anti-trust and monopoly indictments.
- Arrest James Clapper for spying on Americans, and his subsequent repeated perjury, sedition and treason.
- Arrest James Comey (and his gang) for conducting an attempted coup against Donald Trump.
- Arrest, indict and imprison Imran Awan and extradite the other criminals in his espionage ring.
- Indict and convict Google, Facebook, Twitter for illegal surveillance and targeting of Americans. Dissolve these corporations and build a free Internet.
- Stop the NSA from spying on Americans.
- Stop Google’s Digital News Initiative and its Fund from controlling news world-wide.
- Arrest Eric Schimdt and Mark Zuckerberg for stealing personal data and weaponizing it.
- End the Highlands Group, In-Q-Tel, DARPA, SAIC, Leidos, Serco, and all corporate intelligence.
- End all surveillance, subliminal messaging, viewer targeting, viewer manipulation, neural network manipulation, and all other types of control devices and weaponization of media.
Another blockbuster citizen intelligence report by the American Intelligence Media that provides a foundation for this report is: