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Facebook's HARD Left Turn

December 26, 2016



"Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30: A Look Back." - Forbes


"IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy." - Now The End Begins

"IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy." - NowTheEndBegins

Graphic source: NowTheEndBegins


"Facebook Puts George Soros Funded Group IFCN In Charge Of Determining What Goes On Newsfeed."


Article by Geoffrey Grider, December 16, 2016, "Facebook Puts George Soros Funded Group IFCN In Charge Of Determining What Goes On Newsfeed," Now The End Begins



“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” ― George Orwell, 1984

"The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news web sites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles.

Facebook says that if the 'fact checking organizations' determine that a certain story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, 'there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.'

IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

George Soros interview where he admitted he was a Nazi collaborator - Now The End Begins

Video Source: - CBS

Poynter’s IFCN is also funded by the Omidyar Network, which is the nonprofit for liberal billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on numerous projects and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.

Another significant Poynter Institute donor is the Craig Newmark Foundation, the charitable organization established by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark. On Monday, just days before the announcement of the Facebook partnership, Poynter issued a press release revealing that Newmark donated $1 million to the group to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics.

States The Press Release:

The gift will support a five-year program at Poynter that focuses on verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism. It's the largest donation Poynter's ever received from an individual foundation.

The Newmark Chair will expand on Poynter's teaching in journalism ethics and develop certification programs for journalists that commit to ethical decision-making practices. The faculty member will also organize an annual conference on ethics at Poynter and be a regular contributor to

Newmark funds scores of liberal groups also financed by Soros, Including the Sierra Club, the New American Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation.

Newmark also finances the investigative journalism group called the Center for Public Integrity, where he serves on the board. Soros’ Open Society is another Public Integrity donor.

Soros has earned his megafortune in part by short selling currencies and causing economic crises. He is credited with breaking the pound on September 16, 1992 in a day that became known in Britain as 'Black Wednesday.' He reportedly made $1.2 billion from that crisis. In 2002, he was convicted for insider trading.

Bill O'Reilly exposes George Soros - Patriotic Populism

Video Source: YouTube

Poynter, meanwhile, has hosted controversial journalism programs in the past, including one that was accused of downplaying the threat of global Islamic terrorism. reported the course suggested reporters 'keep the death toll from Islamic terrorism in ‘context’ by comparing that toll to the number of people killed every year by malaria, HIV/AIDS and other factors.'

The course taught reporters that the term 'jihad' means internal struggle, and it discussed what it claimed was the issue of 'right-wing activists' attempting to link American Muslims to terrorism.

Continued FOX

The section includes the good-journalism tip that reporters should check to see if experts they’re interviewing 'have a bias or a stake in the story you are covering.' But then it only cites examples of anti-Muslim groups.

The course in Islam, FOX News reported, was supported by a group calling itself the Social Science Research Council, which has received funding from Soros-financed groups.

In response to the report, the Poynter Institute explained that it created the course 'as a tool for journalists who want to be accurate in educating their audience about the religion and culture of Islam, Muslim communities in the U.S., and the distinctions between Islam as a political movement and the radical philosophies that inspire militant Islamists.'

'We believe there is a need to better understand the complexities of Muslim societies and the online course offered by Poynter and Washington State University is a vital resource toward that end,' Poynter added.

'The values underpinning the course are truth, accuracy, independence, fairness, minimizing harm and context — the core journalistic values on which we build all our teaching here at Poynter.'”- NowTheEndBegins - Read More


Above article by Geoffrey Grider, December 16, 2016, "Facebook Puts George Soros Funded Group IFCN In Charge Of Determining What Goes On Newsfeed," Now The End Begins






Facebook Looking To Snopes For Fact-Checking. Oops! - Breitbart

Neutral?’ Snopes Fact-Checker David Emery: ‘Are There Any Un-Angry Trump Supporters?’ - Breitbart

Snopes And Its Treatment Of The Hand Of Hope Photographer - FreedomIsKnowledge



Look What Beck Found When Vetting George Soros Years Ago

George Soros: The Puppet Master - Billy Carson

Video Source: YouTube / Glenn Beck Show / FOX News




Be Aware Of Radical Socialists . . .

. . . who would pose as tech good guys to your right to know, reporting that only certain browsers provide the truth.


Eli Pariser warns that Google users can get trapped in a "filter bubble" because they aren't exposed to information that could challenge or broaden their worldview, which he reports is bad for us and bad for democracy.

However, when you get to know who Pariser associates with, you realize that the "worldview" he talks about is the collective, seeing people's own preferences as unhealthy "biases." (See copy below.)

His information will not only "challenge you" as promised, but will assist you in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" into Barack Obama's vision for the only country on earth that stands up for individual freedoms through its own unique Constitution. It is a document that dares to report our freedoms come from God, not man, and therefore CANNOT be taken away. -Webmaster



Who Is Eli Pariser?

"In 2004, Pariser became executive director of MoveOn. Under his leadership, Political Action has grown to 5 million members and raised over $120 million from millions of small donors to support advocacy campaigns and political candidates. Pariser focused MoveOn on online-to-offline organizing, developing phone-banking tools and precinct programs in 2004 and 2006 that laid the groundwork for Barack Obama's extraordinary web-powered campaign. In 2008, Pariser transitioned the Executive Director role at MoveOn to Justin Ruben and became President of MoveOn’s board; he's now a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute." - / Read More

Pariser wrote the following on Twitter:

"We live at a time when it feels like hate is on the rise — whether it’s racists or xenophobes or misogynists or just really unpleasant commenters with obnoxiously bad grammar. How do we deal with these people who not only stand in [our] the way of social change but threaten to push us backward?" - UpWorthy

Yet it is the ones who Pariser associated with, be it, Salon or Obama's communication team, who are not just haters but have evolved into advocating fascists threatening artists or groups who would dare to perform for Trump's Inauguration in January of 2017.

It got so bad that the Rockettes were told their participation could be voluntary because of threats, along with one Rockette who complained about the event on social media.

Can you imagine that being said for Obama on January 20, 2009?

These so-called "truth-tellers" never would have tolerated that attitude for Obama's Inauguration, yet there they are warning artists with threats to their career if they dare disobey and attend Trump's ceremony.

This happened to Glenn Beck from Communist Van Jones and his dangerous Color of Change, tens of thousands in the organization calling and threatening Beck's advertisers on FOX News. It lead to assist Beck's decision on leaving FOX. What was Beck's sin to these progressives? He had exposed Van Jones to the American people as a "closet" Communist, one who Obama had chosen to be his "Green Czar" AND knowing his background.

SerachEngineWatch provided the following article titled, "How the [Pariser's] filter bubble impacts Google, Bing Search . . . " in which it wrote about Pariser,

"Pariser cites Amazon’s and Netflix’s recommendation engines as two of several examples of systems that create a continuous feedback loop and perpetuate our selection biases. Facebook’s news feed is another example cited of an algorithm that progressively reinforces our input biases by surfacing content from feeds of those in our network we frequently click on, and suppressing those whose content we do not."

My father fought on Okinawa in WWII, teaching me about freedom and its costs. When I read articles by the far left that refer to "perpetuating our selection biases," I view that as a salute to Obama's collective promoted by the progressive socialists of the Democrat Party. It is probably why Pariser felt comfortable in working for Obama's efforts to "fundamentally transform the United States of America."

When someone says "biases," it means you are not in sync with their way of thinking and may need to be "re-educated."

David Horowitz, who founded Discover The Networks as a source for informing conservatives of where organizations stood on their political affiliation and how they conduct their base of operations, wrote the following about that Pariser promotes:

"MoveOn uses its fundraising clout to push the Democratic Party to the left. This game plan was enunciated most clearly in an e-mail that MoveOn PAC Director Eli Pariser broadcast to the group's financial supporters on December 9, 2004. Regarding MoveOn's role in the Democratic Party, Pariser wrote, 'For years, the party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base.

But we can't afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers. In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it's our party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back.'" - DiscoverTheNetworks

Note: Donald Trump recognized the same problem with Washington D.C. elites but without all the funding from radicals, the left now hating him to the point of not only harassing his children but threatening his life. They will attack anyone who supports Trump in any way, from wearing a Trump campaign hat to leaving a rally or even wanting to attend one!

So be careful of these progressives who associate with the likes of Pariser along with those who surround him with approving nods, remembering that it was, Obama and his Democrat Party that saw the hard working Americans who keep the lights on and water running in cities across America as a "basket of deplorables." - Webmaster


"Celebs Who Declined Trump Inauguration Invite Might Be Wishing They Hadn't After Checking The Charts." - IndependentJournalReview









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