The Free Beacon reports that Media Matters – funded by George Soros – is in talks with Facebook to monitor “fake news” that they believe affected the presidential election.
David Brock’s Media Matters for America has been working with Facebook to combat “propaganda” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.
David Brock famously declared war on Fox News in 2011. He’s disliked even by his comrades and his PAC, Correct the Record, was illegally involved with Hillary’s campaign during the election.
Hillary’s close adviser and president of The Open Society Foundations, Neera Tanden, said about Brock, “I truly believe he’s an unhinged soulless narcissist.” She also called him a liar.
Media Matters discussed this with donors at a retreat this past weekend.
“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.
“Media Matters will serve as their partner,” the group said of its work with Facebook and other social media companies.
Many conservatives already believe Facebook marginalizes their voices.
Media Matters is to some degree redefining itself in the wake of Hillary’s defeat. They’re fundraising and selling themselves on defeating fake news — their idea of fake news.
In his speech to last weekend’s conference, Media Matters founder David Brock blamed “fake news,” among other maladies, for the November loss of his preferred presidential candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Media Matters is trying to sell itself as “the top watchdog against fake news and propaganda.” With donors’ support, the group said, it will ensure that “Internet and social media platforms, like Google and Facebook, … no longer uncritically and without consequence host and enrich fake news sites and propagandists.”
They launched a petition drive in 2016 to pressure Facebook into addressing the “fake news” on its website.
“After Facebook responded to our campaign by acknowledging the problem of fake news and agreeing to do something about it, we began a dialogue,” the briefing book says. “It became clear from these conversations that Facebook needed our help in fully understanding the problem and identifying concrete solutions.”
Media Matters’ goal is to get Facebook to “adjust its model to stem the flow of damaging fake news on its platform’s pages.”
Media Matters has also been trying to enlist Google in its fake news fight, though it is not clear if they are engaged to the same degree.
Both Google and Facebook have recently taken steps that appear to align with Media Matters’ stated goals.
Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would change the algorithm behind its popular “trending topics” section, which will now base popularity on the number of Facebook-designated publishers discussing a story, rather than the number of users discussing it.
Google also said on Wednesday that it has banned 200 publishers from its advertising network to combat fake news sites.
He’s trying to convince the Democratic Party to hire him back and the GOP certainly hopes they do it.
If the Democratic Party hires David Brock to lead a comeback, they should change their name to the Donner Party
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 26, 2017
The plan he presented at the retreat can be read below.
Full David Brock Confidential Memo On Fighting Trump by Joe on Scribd