Microsoft Teams with Establishment ‘NewsGuard’ to Create News Blacklist


Breitbart: Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default setting on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news blacklist by warning users away from sites including Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail.

The browser extension, called “Newsguard,” presents users with a red warning label if they navigate to a website that it judges to be unreliable. A “green” rating is given to websites that NewsGuard considers trustworthy.

A number of pro-Trump websites, including Breitbart News, are given a “red” rating by the extension. more …

Opinion: From RT website:

“Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser.

Rather than having to download an app as before, Edge users on Android and Apple devices can now just click one button to enable its “green-red rating signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”

Among the green-rated websites: Voice of America, CNN, Buzzfeed, the Guardian, New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as left-leaning upstarts such as Vice News and Refinery 29. Ones that are given the red warning label of “failing to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”: RT and Sputnik (obviously enough) and the right-wing Daily Mail, Breitbart and the Drudge Report, in addition to hundreds of other non-mainstream news websites such as Wikileaks.”

Newsguard at its sole discretion will determine real news from fake or unreliable news. How far a leap then is blocking websites that are deemed a threat to a globalist/climate change/LGBT agenda?

A flashback to the late Dr. Tim LaHaye’s 1995 blockbuster best seller “Left Behind”: Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia”, control of all media:

“All banking, commerce, religion, and government will start and end right here,” declares Nicolae Carpathia. “The greatest challenge in the world is in communications. We have already begun rebuilding an international network…”