European Union Launches Its Own Online ‘Fact-Checker’ to Fight ‘Europhobics’


Like Goebbels. What will be the political perspective of those who will be given the responsibility to determine whether a news item is true or false? By what criteria? This is just another tool to shut down those who tell truths about Islam and jihad and Muslim immigration that the elites don’t want you to know. I guarantee you that actual fake news outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed and their European counterparts will never get flagged as false. Only truth-tellers will.

“European Union Launches Its Own Online ‘Fact-Checker’ to Fight ‘Europhobics,’” by Oliver JJ Lane, Breitbart, April 7, 2019 (thanks to Todd):

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The EU has set up its own “fact checking” service in order to combat the spread of so-called “fake news” ahead of May’s European elections.

The new ‘Decoders of Europe’ site, based on the Boulevard St Germain in Paris, seeks to “answer a series of questions or accusations, explaining what constitutes the reality and sometimes the complexity of European policies. Beyond these explanations, our goal is also to better inform, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, what works in Europe!” according to the EU website.

The site was launched by Isabelle Jegouzo, head of Representation of the European Commission in France. She said “Without getting involved in politics, we want to inform citizens, restore the balance between factual and misinformation ”Most of the “independent fact-checkers” operating at present tend towards a strong left-liberal bias, however, with well-known services such as Snopes rating debunked anti-conservative memes as “true”, and a clearly satirical article about left-liberal news network CNN purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news” as “false”, as if it had been a genuine news report.

PolitiFact, another well-known “fact-checker”, rated accurate claims by U.S. President Donald Trump about Russia’s nuclear arsenal as only “half-true”, on the subjective grounds that he was “missing the big picture”, and claims that Democrat presidential candidate Hilary Clinton had called for open borders as “mostly false”, despite her clearly stating that “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”

How impartial an EU “fact-checking” service centred on the activities of the EU could ever hope to be seems open to doubt, considering how often the at least nominally independent ones cited above would appear to fall short….

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