An unbiased fact-checker has instructed readers to “proceed with warning” when viewing content material from PragerU.
NewsGuard describes itself as “The Web Belief Instrument,” and claims it charges web sites for fact and credibility. NewsGuard gave PragerU a score of 57 out of 100.
PragerU isn’t shopping for it. The tutorial nonprofit says the fact-checker focused the group as a information web site due to its conservative leanings.
PragerU says the fact-checker is liable for the lack of a contract to host movies by itself web site. In response to the group, when PragerU reached out to NewsGuard in an effort to boost its rating, the fact-checker requested questions on donors, COVID-19, and Deliberate Parenthood. The rating remained the identical.
The group’s newest fundraising e-mail says its private.
“Clearly, NewsGuard merely thinks our values and concepts shouldn’t exist on-line,” the e-mail says.
“Companies, social media corporations—even libraries—handsomely pay these third-party on-line nannies to label something the left disagrees with as ‘pretend information,’” it added. “Hiding behind fact-checkers, they then deplatform or censor organizations like PragerU…taking zero accountability for censorship!”
PragerU says the score is simply one other instance of censorship by Large Tech.
“This actuality is…fact-checkers like NewsGuard are the political elite’s instrument for censorship. Funded by big firms defending their energy and backside strains, these self-appointed “Arbiters of Reality” are figuring out what’s true and what’s false.”
The group has a petition towards NewsGuard on its web site.
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