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Consortium News SUES NewsGuard, U.S. government over fact check “scam”
By Ethan Huff // Oct 26, 2023

The "fake news" industry is being served by Consortium News, which is accusing its "fact check" division of engaging in government-sponsored censorship.

According to Consortium News, NewsGuard, a company that claims to rate media outlets based on their level of "trustworthiness," as well as the Biden regime, are both complicit in action "to identify, report and abridge the speech of American media organizations that dissent from U.S. official positions on foreign policy."

The complaint accuses NewsGuard of "acting jointly or in concert with the United States to coerce news organizations to alter viewpoints" regarding Ukraine, Russia and Syria.

Together with the Pentagon's Cyber Command, NewsGuard imposed a form of "censorship and repression of views" that diverge from the official policies of the U.S. deep state and its allies.

Concerning Consortium News itself, NewsGuard reportedly branded the entirety of its 20,000-plus articles, which date back to 1995, as "unreliable" based on just six examples that were used by the censorship platform as evidence that readers must "proceed with caution."

NewsGuard is telling the world that Consortium News spreads "disinformation" and "false content," further alleging that the media group is "anti-U.S.," which presumably means the U.S. deep state.

(Related: Did you know that NewsGuard is bankrolled by the Department of Defense [DOD], the World Health Organization [WHO], Microsoft, AFT and Pfizer?)

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales exposed as NewsGuard adviser

The goal of the complaint is for Consortium News to obtain a permanent injunction against NewsGuard and the Biden regime, declaring their joint censorship program unconstitutional. The suit would also prevent both entities from continuing their practices, as well as obtain more than $13 million in damages.

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One of NewsGuard's advisers is none other than Jimmy Wales, one of the co-founders of the misinformation site Wikipedia, as revealed by former Trump administration official Mike Benz.

According to Benz, NewsGuard is "knee deep in a plot to get [governments] to bankrupt alternative news."

"NewsGuard worked [with the] EU on new disinformation code," Benz further wrote in a post on X. "Its biz model has 'disinformation compliance' services [with the] censorship laws it promotes."

In response to Benz's revelations, X owner Elon Musk tweeted at Wales asking him to "Please fix wokipedia."

In another X post, Musk called NewsGuard a "scam," this after the platform gave political commentator Tim Pool a strike simply "because we ran 5 stories out of nearly 5,000 that quoted [former President Donald] Trump," to quote an X post from Pool.

"They claimed that reporting on Trump's statements was irresponsible because we should be fact checking him instead and Trump was wrong."

We have also learned that NewsGuard was co-founded by two questionable individuals, Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz, who have noteworthy ties to the deep state.

Brill is a graduate of Yale University, the home of "Skull & Bones," and lawyer who was the CEO of Verified Identity Pass, Inc., the first United States-based biometric voluntary credentialing program, which went bankrupt in 2009.

Verified was the parent company of CLEAR, the airport biometrics verification system that was launched in 2010 and went public in 2021.

Crovitz, meanwhile, held a number of powerful positions at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal before moving on to become the executive vice president of the former and the publisher of the latter before both companies were sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in 2007.

"He is also a board member of Business Insider, which has received over $30 million from Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos in recent years," reported Undercover DC.

The latest news about the scam known as "fact checking" – at least in terms of how the deep state deploys it – can be found at Censorship.news.

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