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Top ‘Fact Checker’ Labeled Hunter Biden Laptop Story a “Hoax”

Fact checkers are just partisan tools for censorship.

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The co-founder of one of the world’s leading ‘fact checker’ organizations, which presents itself as a supreme authority on which sources of information can be trusted, labeled the now completely confirmed genuine Hunter Biden laptop story a “hoax”.

Whoops.

Weeks before the 2020 presidential election, the legacy media declared the laptop scandal to be a hoax, with Politico and others citing “dozens of former intel officials” who declared it to be “Russian disinfo.”

This prompted social media giants like Twitter and Facebook to censor discussion of the story, even locking out major news outlets like the New York Post from their accounts.

However, the story was completely true and (if it were even necessary), this has again been confirmed by the New York Times, which reported this week that emails from the abandoned laptop were “authenticated” as real.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald described the legacy media’s attempt to cover up the scandal as “one of the most successful disinformation campaigns in modern American electoral history.”

That cover up was aided by top ‘fact checking’ organizations, including NewsGuard, whose co-founder labeled the story a Russian “hoax” at the time.

“My personal opinion is there’s a high likelihood this story is a hoax, maybe even a hoax perpetrated by the Russians again,” said NewsGuard’s Steven Brill during an appearance on CNBC.

As Allum Bokhari notes, this spectacularly incorrect call is crucial because NewsGuard champions itself as an ultimate arbiter on the trustworthiness of news sources.

“NewsGuard has a track record of giving negative ratings to conservative-leaning publications, while giving a positive “green” rating to establishment media outlets with a track record of publishing hoaxes, like Rolling Stone,” writes Bokhari.

This once again proves that ‘fact checker’ organizations are merely partisan tools used to bludgeon free speech and censor information that’s inconvenient to the regime.

Despite innumerable examples of brazen disinformation and hoaxes over the last month, including the Snake Island hoax, the fake attack on a Kiev Holocaust memorial and the Ghost of Kiev farce, fact checkers have been largely AWOL.

Whenever stories emerge that are hugely damaging to the regime and the military-industrial complex, fact checkers are weaponized to bury them by falsely labeling such stories ‘misleading’ or hoaxes even if they are completely authentic.

This then serves to justify their censorship by social media algorithms and the targeted banning and deplatforming of anyone who tries to amplify them.

Fact checkers aren’t impartial, independent outlets, they are merely information attack dogs working on behalf of the regime.

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She Just Admitted It

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A UN official admitted at a WEF conference that the United Nations works directly with Google to rig the Google search engine.

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You’ll Barely Believe This

The Stasi returns.

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Authorities in Germany are raiding people’s homes for ‘online hate speech’.

This included someone who highlighted the hypocrisy of politicians, another man who called a journalist “stupid,” people who misattributed quotes, and other who made fun of people in authority.

Hate speech laws don’t protect the weak, they protect the powerful.

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PayPal Could Be Legally Prevented From Banning People For Their Political Views

New law would end discrimination.

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PayPal could be prevented by law from banning people over their political views, after the company faced a backlash following its decision to terminate the accounts of several high profile groups.

Although PayPal has been banning conservatives and right-wingers for years, its recent move to terminate accounts operated by the Free Speech Union and other groups in the UK that opposed lockdowns and vaccine mandates has apparently been a step too far.

Following the controversy, dozens of Conservative Party MPs, including Michael Gove, David Davis and Sir Iain Duncan Smith, signed an open letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Business Department demanding that PayPal be legally barred from imposing discriminatory practices.

The letter asserts that it is “hard to avoid construing PayPal’s actions as an orchestrated, politically motivated move to silence critical or dissenting views on these topics within the U.K.”

This morning, the London Times also published a powerful piece by Jawad Iqbal which highlighted the dangers of allowing PayPal to abuse such powers.

“This is censorship by corporate diktat: the company sets its own rules and interprets them as it sees fit. It appears oblivious to the notion that it is wrong in principle to withdraw vital services from people because of their political views. Would it be acceptable for a supermarket to refuse to serve a customer because of their politics or for a high street bank to refuse to make a payment to a company it deemed politically objectionable?” asked Iqbal.

After questions were asked in Parliament about the issue, a new law could be on the cards that would put an end to PayPal’s crusade against dissident viewpoints.

“Conservative backbenchers are considering launching an amendment to upcoming financial legislation in the House of Commons that would ban companies from freezing campaigners’ accounts,” reports the Telegraph.

“One source said ministers are likely to accept the amendment to the law because Conservative backbenchers will support it.”

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has also demanded answers from PayPal.

The familiar old argument from leftists, who apparently now vehemently support monopolistic transnational corporations using their might and vast resources to impose censorship, is that “PayPal is a private company and can ban who it wants.”

However, at least in the UK, that isn’t strictly true.

PayPal is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which mandates “All firms must be able to show consistently that fair treatment of customers is at the heart of their business model.”

Fair treatment of customers clearly isn’t at the heart of PayPal’s business model, it’s literally the exact opposite.

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