This is not a surprise.
Radicals in the US State Department have paid more than $300,000 to The Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a radical left-wing group that targets and blacklists conservative media outlets.
The State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy, a non-profit funded by the US government, funded the American arm of GDI, the AN Foundation.
The Epoch Times reported:
US taxpayer funds have been funneled to a British group that wants to block money from conservative media outlets.
The State Department-backed entity funded the London-based Global Disinformation Index (GDI) with the aim of “dispelling confusion”.
The National Endowment for Democracy, a nonprofit primarily funded by the government, donated $230,000 to the AN Foundation in 2020, according to the nonprofit’s website.
The AN Foundation is the US arm of GDI, the Washington Examiner reported.
According to the endowment, the grant will “help the foundation research and assess the risks of disruption in local online media ecosystems using artificial intelligence as well as expert review with local partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.”
“The resulting risk rating will be used to raise awareness among advertising companies and trade organizations about the risks arising from funding confusion. Partners will use data to positively shape and drive national policy debates on trust in the media and combating misinformation,” the list states.
A spokeswoman for the foundation, Leslie Aoun, told the Daily Signal that the grant was not for a US project.
“We are not supporting any projects in the US or funding GDI’s work related to US media,” Aoun said. “Our grant was to target disinformation used by China, Russia, Iran and other authoritarian regimes.”
State Department funding that began in 2018 to research, develop and operate the disinfo cloud also went to a firm called Park Advisors, the department told The Epoch Times in an email.