On February 6th, 2017, Google News Lab announced CrossCheck, a new project aimed at fighting so-called “fake news” prior to the French presidential election as a collaborative effort between journalists, newsrooms, and social media companies alike. What CrossCheck appears to be is a function that has taken the liberty of appointing various groups to collaboratively decide what is true or false in real-time. Google called CrossCheck “a coalition news verification project”. The announcement claims journalists in France and abroad will be involved, with their goal being:
Last September, Netflix ran a documentary about the Syrian White Helmets. The documentary portrayed the group as selfless heroes. However, research by Disobedient Media has indicated that the group is a propaganda tool, have been involved in numerous war crimes and has members who have appear to be fighters of various militia groups with in Syria. The willingness of Netflix to engage in distribution of propaganda supporting government initiatives raises questions about how George Soros is using his new influence with the company.
George Soros has faced recent international backlash against his Open Society Foundation.
Leaked papers have revealed how the foreign-funded group ‘Best for Britain’ hopes to spend a £5.6 million war chest on subverting or overturning the British people’s vote to leave the European Union (EU).