31. marts 2022

Siegel:”… journalists are being turned into rent-a-cops whose job is to enforce an official consensus”

Den logiske overbygning af det PET kalder ‘antimyndighedsekstremisme’ er undertrykkelse af det frie ord, og en af de politisk korrekte metoder er faktatjek. Ingen med reelle hensigter kan være imod Sandheden er logikken, men Ministeriet for Sandhed har skiftende ministre. Hvem skal faktatjekke faktatjekkerne?

Herunder en alenlang gennemgang af faktatjek-fænomenet set fra USA.

Jacob Siegel kommenterer hos Tabletmag – Invasion of the Fact-Checkers.

“In the past five years, a cadre of fact-checkers has marched through the institutions of journalism and installed itself in the U.S. media as a privatized, quasi-governmental regulatory agency. What’s wrong with facts, you say? Fueled by a panic over misinformation, the fact-checking industry is shifting the media’s primary obligation away from pursuing the truth and toward upholding vague notions of public safety, which it gets to define. In the course of this transformation, journalists are being turned into rent-a-cops whose job is to enforce an official consensus that is treated as a civic good by those who benefit from—and pay for—its protection.

At Meta—the parent company of Facebook and Instagram—content flagged as false or misleading gets downgraded in the platform’s algorithms so fewer people will see it. Google and Twitter have similar rules to bury posts. In reality, America’s new public-private ‘Ministry of Truth’ mainly serves the interests of the tech platforms and Democratic Party operatives who underwrite and support the fact-checking enterprise. This, in turn, convinces large numbers of normal Americans that the officially sanctioned news product they receive is an ass-covering con job—an attitude that marks many millions of people as potentially dangerous vectors of misinformation, which justifies more censorship, further ratcheting up the public’s cynicism toward the press and the institutional powers it now openly serves. On and on it goes, the distrust and repression feeding off each other, the pressure building up until the system breaks down or explodes.

Has any story ever been more energetically fact-checked than Hunter Biden’s laptop? The news broke just weeks before the 2020 presidential election, and was so effectively buried by accusations of disinformation and social media bans that it became synonymous with the power of the new truth regulating bureaucracy. Shortly after the first reports of the laptop, The New York Times’ Kevin Roose modestly acknowledged the role that misinformation journalists like him had played in pressuring tech companies to take ‘more and faster action to prevent false or misleading information from spreading … in order to prevent a repeat of 2016’s debacle.’

And it worked! Only it turns out, as The New York Times now acknowledges, that the original reporting silenced by the fact-checkers was accurate.

The industrial fact-checking complex is not a debate society or a branch of science pursuing the truth wherever it leads. It’s an institutional fixture with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding behind it, along with battalions of NGOs and formerly broke journalistic authorities who are more than happy to cash fat checks and proclaim that America’s ruling bureaucrats at the FDA, the CDC, the FBI, the CIA, the Fed—and the entire alphabet soup of government agencies—along with the ruling Democratic Party, are never wrong about anything, at least nothing important. …

By putting an official stamp on obvious manipulations of language, the fact-checkers license false and misleading coverage by outlets that playact the quaint 20th-century practice of objective news reporting—calling balls and strikes—while also batting for Team Democrat. The convergence of fact-checking and Democratic Party priorities is not a matter of speculation. The Democratic National Committee calls for establishing a ‘political misinformation policy’ and repeatedly cites the International Fact-Checking Network’s partnerships with tech companies as a model for the party’s national censorship policy. …

The fact-checkers have proved to be crucial compliance officers for the state, filtering out troublesome information before it reaches the public, torturing ‘the facts’ until they conform to officially sanctioned narratives, and smearing dissenters as dangers to the public or stooges of Vladimir Putin. That’s the information ecology we are living in, and as a reporter I can tell you it stinks.

… Snopes, was started in 1994 as an early online community organized around urban myths. FactCheck.org followed in 2003, and PolitiFact—now operated by the Poynter Institute—was established in 2007.

Today’s fact-checkers no longer have time to keep their own publications honest because they’re leading a crusade to hunt down and expose dangerous untruths everywhere else. An example from The New Yorker magazine, once justly famous for the care and quality of its in-house fact-checking department, illustrates the change. In 2018, Talia Lavin, a fact-checker at the magazine, used her personal Twitter account to falsely accuse a disabled U.S. Marine combat veteran working as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent of having a Nazi tattoo because she mistook an insignia used by the unit he served with in Afghanistan for a fascist symbol. After deleting the tweet while criticizing ICE for exposing her error, Lavin resigned from The New Yorker. ‘I just feel like I made a small mistake and it’s destroyed my life,’ she said at the time.

Hardly. Lavin’s mistake became a public audition that launched her career as a new-style ‘fact-checker’ and ‘expert’ on extremism. Weeks after leaving The New Yorker, she was hired by Media Matters as a ‘researcher on far-right extremism.’ In less than a year she had signed a book deal.

(The New Yorker-journalist blev faktatjekker efter hun tweetede løgn om krigsveteran)

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  1. En journalist kan slå sig ned som faktatjekker, og kloge sig på noget en forsker i medicin og vaccine har studeret i 40 år.

    Den slags faktatjekkere er dødsensfarlige for ytringsfrihed, men WEF og EU er desværre ved at sætte diktaturet i system, så ingen fremover slipper ustraffet for at sige noget negativ om regimet.

    Coronatiden viste os hvor sammenspist Big Pharma, politikere og medier er blevet. Alle arbejder for den samme sag, og er parat til hvad som helst for at lukke munden på anderledestænkende.

    Kommentar by k.m. — 31. marts 2022 @ 10:07

  2. https://denkorteavis.dk/2022/nu-det-lyder-voldsomt-langt-de-fleste-bandemedlemmer-er-etniske-danskere-haevder-justitsministeriet-men-sandheden-er-en-helt-anden/

    Fakta or not?

    Kommentar by Black Watch — 31. marts 2022 @ 10:29

  3. Det er så langt ude at journalister, der i høj grad er en flok sinker. Tror at de skal gå rundt og lege pædagoger for os alle sammen.

    Også kalder de sig liberalister.

    Kommentar by KineserSnot — 31. marts 2022 @ 10:38

  4. Black Watch — 31. marts 2022 @ 10:29

    Her en “dansk” rocker med et udansk navn

    https://ekstrabladet.dk/krimi/sigtelse-mod-ha-rocker-skar-fingre-af-offer/9193019
    Erhan Semovski har været offentligt efterlyst i næsten to uger. Mistænkt for at have gjort sig skyldig i drabsforsøg.

    Kommentar by tavsen — 31. marts 2022 @ 11:22

  5. Ud over at den tåbelige woke kællinger tog fejl omkring tatoveringen og af ren og skær uvidenhed ville gøre en stor sag ud af det så er det også en fejl at kalde og opfatte jern-korset som et nazi symbol.

    Det blev indført i 1813 og det eneste nazi-tyskland gjorte var at forsætte brugen af det.

    Der er i øvrigt tusindevis af tyske jøder der har modtaget det for deres indsats under første verdenskrig.

    Kommentar by Santor — 31. marts 2022 @ 11:41

  6. Luk de såkaldte journalistuddannelser. NU!

    Kommentar by Bastardo — 31. marts 2022 @ 12:26

  7. PET illustrerer de onde højreekstremister med nærbillede af en pistolmunding. S26.
    De søde uskyldige venstreekstremister illustreres med billede (S34) af stakkels aktivist, der må beskytte sig selv mod den tåregas han angribes med af det onde, onde politi…

    Seks sidder fylder historien om de onde højreekstremister, som godt nok ikke har lavet noget i Danmark, og derfor handler om hvad der sker i andre lande – i alt 4 angreb i 2020.

    Én side (1) optager analysen af de søde uskyldige venstreekstremister i Danmark – ingen omtale af de meget aktive venstreekstremister i andre europæiske lande – i alt 25 angreb i 2020.

    Og så får PET lige gjort Extinction Rebellion til højreekstremister:

    “Klimaekstremisme omfatter også personer med sympati
    for højreekstremisme, herunder de såkaldte økofascister.”

    Kommentar by Jørgen Nielsen — 31. marts 2022 @ 12:33

  8. – Jørgen Nielsen

    Tak for tippet. Blogger…

    Kommentar by Kim Møller — 31. marts 2022 @ 13:17

  9. En, der kalder sig Canadian Girl skriver : “Hey, I´m back from YouTube jail again”, og vedlægger svar fra YouTube : “Hello Canadian Girl, we have reviewed your appeal for the following content -video, if Bonnie Henry was honest. After taking another look, we can confirm that your content does not violate our Community Guidelines.

    Det er vildt at YouTube, ejet af Google sletter indhold over en bred kam, som om al faktatjek sker efter algoritmer i en computer.
    Sådan er det sikkert også på de andre sociale medier. Man skal virkelig kæmpe for retten til ytringsfrihed.

    Kommentar by k.m. — 31. marts 2022 @ 13:20

  10. Man konfiskerer værdier fra russiske oligarker.

    Hvorfor ikke tage værdierne fra USA democrats ? der beriger sig på aktiespekulation og interesser i medicinalindustrien for at tage et par eksempler.

    USA har flere stenrige familiedynastier, der godt kunne dele med dem der ikke har råd til at køre på arbejde

    Venstreorienterede er mindst lige så pengegriske som alle andre, og de forskanser sig i kæmpeboliger bag hegn og meterhøje mure.

    Kommentar by k.m. — 31. marts 2022 @ 13:30

  11. Ja, højreekstremister har vi jo fået importeret og blevet invaderet af i årtier…

    De kaldes også for islamister og antisemitister (såkaldte muslimer).

    Og ekstremister og antisemitister er der også et stort flertal af, iblandt radigale venstrefløjsere med socialistiske og kommunistiske marxistiske træk.

    Føj for allahen.

    Kommentar by Mads kering — 31. marts 2022 @ 13:47

  12. Mon Talia selv går med jernkorset? (Onkelvits).

    Kommentar by Bastardo — 31. marts 2022 @ 16:02

  13. Hvad mener journalister om Trudeau´s indskrænkning af pressefrihed ?

    Vi må forberede os på hårde tider fremover. Det går hurtig ned ad bakke. 2030 bliver formentlig der hvor vi rammer sporskiftet til New World Order med restriktioner på kødprodukter, energi, transport og personlig frihed.

    https://thecountersignal.com/trudeau-tables-bill-c-11-to-regulate-online-news-in-canada/

    Kommentar by k.m. — 31. marts 2022 @ 16:24

  14. Fakta checking er bare en variant af journalistisk prostitution, som også hen ad vejen vil blive devalueret. Det er i klasse med spindoktorens, lobbyistens og klakørens professioner som håndlangere for betalende interessenter.
    Allerede idet gamle Rom havde man ‘klakører’, hvis arbejde bestod i, mod betaling, at applaudere ærede advokater, oratorer og politikere når de udfoldede sig i et forum. Marcus Tullius Cicero beskriver fænomenet adskillige steder.

    Kommentar by Gustav Jensen — 31. marts 2022 @ 16:37

  15. #6 by Bastardo har før foreslået at lukke eksisterende journalist-uddannelser. Det er en god ide. Særligt ovenpå/efter covid ville det være oplagt , da hele faget er medskyldig i, at den katadstrofe covid måske tegner til at være – eller blive. Hvis fauchi sprøjterne gør folk syge , de dør mm .Man kunne alternativt overveje at genindføre en “oplæring”- journalistisk uddannelse , som man har haft før. Via alle de nye nyhedsmedier på nettet , som nationalkonservative og højrefløjen står for.journalisterne har opført sig skandaløst under hele det “vaccine”-regime der har været udfoldet.

    Kommentar by Tommy , Robin & søn. — 31. marts 2022 @ 18:51

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