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    Cool Some Fact Checks from IFCN

    It’s always interesting to see just how fake some of the news is. This appears to be a valid source that clearly backs up its claims. Here are a few for today:
    Claim by Viral Image: Claims that the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas is not also a casino because the Nevada Gaming Commission did not find President Donald Trump “trustworthy” enough to grant him a gaming license.
    Check Your Fact rating: False
    Trump has never been denied a gaming license in Nevada and was actually granted one in 2004, according to the Nevada Gaming Commission.
    The hotel was never designed to have a gaming area.
    And then comes this;
    Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Trump took a picture with a young Ivanka and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Check Your Fact rating: False
    Trump and Epstein have been photographed together in the past. However, this image does not show one of those instances – it actually combines two separate pictures into one doctored image.
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    I had never heard of ICFN so I went hunting.

    "One such journalistic operation -- the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) -- just received a massive financial boost from two liberal groups: George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) and The Omidyar Network.Poynter announced on June 29 the IFCN will receive $1.3 million to support “fact-checking technology, impact tracking, and financial awards through innovation grants and crowdfunding matches.” Omidyar Network is giving $1 million and Open Society Foundation is giving and $300,000.
    Soros’ support for fact-checkers is alarming because of his own far-left agenda: He has donated at least $12 billion in his life, much of it to liberal causes including activist, liberal journalism like the Center for Investigative Reporting, ProPublica and the American Prospect.
    The Omidyar Network is likewise linked to liberal journalism. It was started by ebay founder Pierre Omidyar who also founded The Intercept, a left-wing site that launched ahead of schedule to publish NSA leaks from Edward Snowden in 2014."
    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/bu...ionaires-soros

    "Poynter’s 15-member Advisory Board includes Vox co-founder Melissa Bell, The Washington Post digital managing editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, and reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN and The New York Times. Yet there are no conservative media outlets represented.

    Similarly the Board of Trustees includes Senior Vice President of news at liberal ESPN Rob King, the former vice president for strategic initiatives at the liberal John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and individuals from The Post and The Times. But again, no conservative media are represented.
    Soros’ and Omidyar’s agendas also raise questions about IFCN’s ability to remain objective."

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    "Clinton mega donor George Soros leads line-up of liberal billionaires who are funding Facebook's fake news fact checker"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-checker.html

    Interesting.

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    Thanks for performing the check. That's one site I plan on removing from Feedly.
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