“The US State Department funds a Disinformation Index that alerts advertisers

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The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is a British organization that rates news outlets’ susceptibility to disinformation. The ultimate goal is to persuade online advertisers to blacklist dangerous publications and websites.

Such a publication, according to GDI’s highly questionable criteria, is because….

The US government clearly values ​​this work; In fact, the State Department subsidizes it. The National Endowment for Democracy — a nonprofit that received $330 million in taxpayer dollars from the State Department — contributed tens of thousands of dollars to GDI’s budget, according to an investigation. Washington ExaminerGabe Kaminsky’s…

becauseIts rating was due to three factors, according to the GDI: “No information regarding authorship attribution, pre-publication fact-checking or post-publication revision processes, or policies to prevent confusion in its comments section.”

It’s unclear exactly what GDI means—the agency didn’t respond to requests for comment, and it hasn’t made its full scoring analysis publicly available. But contrary to what GDI suggests, its authorship because Articles are clearly communicated to the readers. because Authors link to their sources and promptly make corrections (and notes) whenever appropriate. It is true that because The comment section isn’t specifically about police distractions; That’s probably an area where becauseIts philosophy-free mind And the free market—collision with GDI…

If a self-described disinformation-tracking organization wants to loudly proclaim, in partisan fashion, that advertisers should only use mainstream and liberal news sites, it has that right. But advertisers must note its obvious bias, complete lack of transparency in detailing media outlets’ scores, and other methodological issues. And the State Department certainly has no business helping to finance it.

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