State Department helped fund ‘disinformation’ research group that reportedly blacklists conservative news sites

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Enemies of American liberty have created a shadow government using nonprofits and non- Government organizations to carry out political missions against the American people, which infringe on their civil liberties.

The most attacked concept to dominate with these kinds of control tactics is freedom of speech. Leftist charity groups operate with no government oversight on their funding or on their actions or alliances, leaving the American people helpless to stop the power grabs over their freedom.

Between Security cameras, surveillance of your financial transactions, radio frequency spy chips hidden in consumer products, tracking of your internet searches, and eavesdropping on your e-mail and phone calls. Without your knowledge or consent, every aspect of your life is observed and recorded, according to Grant Jeffrey, author of Shadow Government: How the Secret Global Elite Is Using Surveillance Against You. 

But tracking everyone all of the time for everything is such a massive amount of data; how does the government identify who to track and who to punish? How do they know who to marginalize?

They have human sources to hunt those people down.

There is no doubt that many of these NGOs and nonprofits are focused on social justice concepts and are being influenced by foreign funding- creating undetected lobbying efforts for many of America’s competitors and our enemies.

Evidence is coming to light that the Federal government, of all groups, has weaponized many of these networks of well-funded usurpers to work against the American Republic and our valued institutions.

Even the US State Department which is a taxpayer-funded agency in the executive department of the U.S. federal government, that is responsible for the country’s foreign policy and relations has been exposed as working with foreign influences, promoting a nonprofit group for the purpose of censoring Americans.

So we can see that the whole apparatus of Government and non-Government Organizations and non-profit charities has been pointed – like weapons- right at the American people in broad daylight and right out in public for the world to witness.

Leftist social justice charity groups have been hunting for Americans and for media groups to destroy, and they are paid a lot of money to do so.

BizPacReview reported on details of a major find of one such group who are working alongside the US State Department, citing a Daily Caller article with extensive research:

The U.S. State Department, through its Global Engagement Center (GEC), helped facilitate funding for a group that reportedly works to demonetize sites it claims are disseminating “disinformation,” including conservative news outlets, according to its website.

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a United Kingdom-based nonprofit that styles itself as a “non-political” monitor working to “disrupt the business model of disinformation,” lists as a funder the Disinfo Cloud, a now-shuttered GEC project. However, GDI has worked to demonetize conservative news sites by collaborating with ad exchanges to flag alleged purveyors of disinformation, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday.

GDI maintains a “dynamic exclusion list” of the worst offenders of disinformation online, according to its website. The organization then provides this list to ad tech companies, which can then “defund and downrank these worst offenders” and thereby defund sites allegedly promoting disinformation.

While the exclusion list isn’t publicly available, popular conservative news site Breitbart is on the list, according to the Examiner, and it is “plausible” that any of the “riskiest” outlets would also be on the exclusion list, according to a member of the GDI advisory panel who spoke to the Examiner.

In this list of news outlets that were deemed the “riskiest” for alleged promotion of disinformation, GDI identified several prominent conservative news sites including the New York Post and the Daily Wire. By comparison, the “least risky” sites were overwhelmingly left-wing.

Moreover, GDI flagged the Examiner itself as disseminating “anti-LGBTQ+” disinformation, according to an October 2022 GDI memo, and pointed to an Amazon ad displayed on the Examiner page. The “anti-LGBTQ+” content in question was found in an opinion article.

The outlet went on:

In September 2021, the State Department’s GEC hosted the U.S.-Paris Tech Challenge, an event seeking to “advance the development of promising and innovative technologies against disinformation and propaganda” in Europe and the U.K. The event was held in “collaboration with U.S. Embassy Paris, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)” and several other entities.

GDI, along with the U.K.-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), were two of the three winners; ISD also works to monitor and combat perceived misinformation and disinformation, and lists as government partners the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The three winners will receive grants totaling $250,000, according to the Atlantic Council, which partnered with the State Department to arrange the event.

GDI also lists among its funders George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Pierre Omidyar’s Luminate and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

The Global Disinformation Index and the State Department did not respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment, according to the Daily Caller.


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